Bad Religion - True North (2013) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/88,2kHz] RE-UP

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Bad Religion - True North (2013) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/88,2kHz] RE-UP

Bad Religion - True North (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 35:14 minutes | 848 MB
Official Digital Download - Source: | Front cover

Los Angeles’ punk icons Bad Religion have released their eagerly-anticipated album True North. In a world still brimming with inequality and oppression, the band’s trademark dissent seems as relevant as ever. True North is one of the band’s most emotionally accessible works to date.

As a veteran group, it would be easy to go through the motions at this point, but for their 16th album, True North, Bad Religion are still fully inspired and delivering sturdy, memorable, and solidly crafted material. Released on guitarist Brett Gurewitz's Epitaph Records, after more than 250 songs, the founding member clearly knows what works for the band, and he sticks to the formula of uptempo, muscular anthems with chunky guitar parts and contemplative lyrics. Vocalist Greg Graffin continues to question the government, Christianity, and American society at large, sounding expressive, with a little less grit than usual, but tireless. True North shows flashes of their earlier work, and is a step up from their last album, 2010's The Dissent of Man, in terms of aggression. No straight-ahead pop tracks to be found here. Just 16 rapid-paced songs in under 35 minutes. Even after lineup changes, this latest edition of Bad Religion – Graffin, Gurewitz, guitarists Brian Baker and Greg Hetson, bassist Jay Bentley, and drummer Brooks Wackerman – operates like a well-oiled machine and plays its classic anti-establishment brand of So-Cal punk effortlessly. So well, in fact, that many of the songs on board hold up against the best material they've written since adding a third guitarist. There are some rare moments of lyrical levity too: for instance, when Graffin defends his usage of "fuck you" by explaining that it's just a Pavlovian response that he can't help and a way to pay homage to your bad attitude. While not exactly Bad Religion's deepest sentiment, it's a great summation of their long, long career as angry yet intellectual punks.


01 - True North
02 - Past is Dead
03 - Robin Hood in Reverse
04 - Land of Endless Greed
05 - Fuck You
06 - Dharma and the Bomb
07 - Hello Cruel World
08 - Vanity
09 - In Their Hearts is Right
10 - Crisis Time
11 - Dept. of False Hope
12 - Nothing To Dismay
13 - Popular Consensus
14 - My Head is Full of Ghosts
15 - The Island
16 - Changing Tide

Analyzed: Bad Religion / True North

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR4 -0.09 dB -5.30 dB 1:55 01-True North
DR6 -0.10 dB -7.52 dB 2:39 02-Past is Dead
DR5 -0.09 dB -5.72 dB 2:53 03-Robin Hood in Reverse
DR5 -0.10 dB -5.95 dB 1:53 04-Land of Endless Greed
DR4 -0.10 dB -5.06 dB 2:14 05-Fuck You
DR5 -0.09 dB -6.05 dB 2:00 06-Dharma and the Bomb
DR5 -0.10 dB -6.58 dB 3:50 07-Hello Cruel World
DR5 -0.10 dB -5.41 dB 1:02 08-Vanity
DR5 -0.09 dB -5.76 dB 1:59 09-In Their Hearts is Right
DR5 -0.10 dB -6.64 dB 2:39 10-Crisis Time
DR5 -0.10 dB -6.12 dB 2:40 11-Dept. of False Hope
DR5 -0.10 dB -6.61 dB 2:07 12-Nothing To Dismay
DR5 -0.10 dB -5.86 dB 1:53 13-Popular Consensus
DR5 -0.10 dB -5.68 dB 1:46 14-My Head is Full of Ghosts
DR5 -0.10 dB -5.89 dB 1:28 15-The Island
DR4 -0.10 dB -5.39 dB 2:16 16-Changing Tide

Number of tracks: 16
Official DR value: DR5

Samplerate: 88200 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 3213 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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