What a warm album. The Menzingers have always been fun, but their most recent album, “On The Impossible Past”, was a real treat. They still stay true to their punk roots, but this album was much more mature sounding. They’ve finally perfected their “orgcore” sound.
Every song is a fun high-fiving party filled with emotion and vigor. While they maintain a bright sound throughout the album, you can definitely feel emotion in Tom May’s voice and his lyrics. It starts out strong with “Good Things”, beginning with a soft but upbeat guitar part, stick clicking, and Tom May’s cherub-like voice. It explodes with “I’VE BEEN HAVING A HORRIBLE TIME PULLING MYSELF TOGETHER” and it sets the mood for the entire album. Fun, bright, yet gritty and full of feeling.
This is The Menzingers best album to date, and it would probably be in your best interest to get it as soon as you can. Whether you’re into punk, “indie”, alternative, folk, or whatever, this is an enjoyable album for all ears of all kinds. 8/10