Never Gonna Die PennywiseWith politics moving as fast as they do these days, it’s safe not to expect too much from ageing punks. But on Never Gonna Die, Pennywise sound more vital than they have in a long time.

While there’s plenty of cynicism, Never Gonna Die has Pennywise ultimately interested in empowering their audience to affect change. “This is the last and dying gasp of the bourgeoisie,” Jim Lindberg spits on We Set Fire, as if to say: you’re almost there, keep going. It’s a shot of furious energy squarely aimed at the new protest generation, and shows Pennywise as punk statesmen.

Never Gonna Die is out April 20 via Epitaph.

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