It may have taken them nine years, but Good Riddance are back with the follow-up to 2006’s “My Republic”. “Peace In Our Time” sees them racing through fourteen new songs that range from the hardcore blasts of opener “Disputatio” to the more melodic punkrock of “No Greater Flight” and “Washed Away”.
If there is one thing that has been a constant in Good Riddance’s history, then it would be quality. They have never released a crappy album and when they weren’t feeling like it anymore, they simply called it a day. Luckily the urge to start writing new music came back and led to “Peace In Our Time”, a more than worthy addition to the band’s already impressive discography with plenty of aggressive yet melodic guitars, fast drums and of course, Russ Rankin’s clean aggressive vocals. If there is one surprise, it would be how fresh this all still feels. It’s like there’s never been a nine year gap in between albums.