If there is one album that I can reccomend this year it is this one. Ok, Rancid's new one is amazing (yes I am biased!), Green Day's new one is damn good (yes I am biased!) and Anti Flag's new one is pretty good. But man, this is something else. So far the best release that I have heard this year....bar none. One or two of these guys were in Christ On Parade who were MAJOR fixtures on the SF hardcore scene from 1985 until 1989 or so. American Steel is much different than COP. Much more in The Clash vein here. This album is stunning. Plain and simple. I won't post it on here but if you go here...http://farmaruv-svet.blogspot.com/2009/07/american-steel-dear-friends-and-gentle.html
and DL it you will see. Longy please check this out. They are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!