Salt Lake Tribune

Modern Artillery

Author: Dan Nailen

“Modern Artillery”
Grade: B

Australia’s The Living End was well on its way to becoming a fixture of the pop-punk scene a couple years back when a car accident forced the trio to take an extended break before recording this, its third American release. The break did nothing to dull the band’s chops; this album is 14 songs full of hooks and just a dash of punk attitude. The opener, “What Would You Do?” is reminiscent of the band’s state-side breakthrough, “Prisoner of Society,” while “Who’s Gonna Save Us? is a shout-along anthem. A solid album.