Time Again Darker Days

Time Again Darker Days
Initially written off as little more than yet another Rancid carbon copy, Los Angeles street punks Time Again demonstrate themselves to be moving up punk rock’s evolutionary chain (short as it is) with sophomore album Darker Days. While much influence via Tim Armstrong and crew is still ingrained in tracks such as "Soon It Will Be” and "Lines Are Faded,” thanks to the chunky, walking bass lines and throaty vocal delivery culled from years of hooting along to …And Out Come The Wolves, the way in which these bit of "sincere flattery” are innovated upon make for something much more interesting than debut The Stories Are True could ever have realised. Now infused with the aggression of the Casualties, the gusto of Society’s Parasites and a touch of their own conviction, both Time Again and Darker Days are captured in a rare state of metamorphosis. If they keep this up, by their third effort — barring some unfortunate gardening accident — Time Again just might have something original to offer the world of punk rock. (Hellcat)