Black Flag My War LP
BLACK FLAG have worked long and hard to break ground for punk, and weathered a lot of legal harassment in the process, so it’s impossible to casually dismiss them for putting out a bad record. But that temptation certainly exists with the release of this album. To me, it sounds like BLACK FLAG doing an imitation of IRON MAIDEN imitating BLACK FLAG on a bad day. The shorter songs are rarely exciting, and the three tracks on the B-side are sheer torture. I know depression and pain are hallmarks of BLACK FLAG’s delivery, but boredom too?