It’s been nine long years since punk band Face to Face released their sixth studio album, How To Ruin Everything. Now with the return of longtime bassist Scott Shiflett and guitarist Chad Yaro, the four-piece have revisited their punk rock roots incorporating rapid riffs and hooks filled with vigorous force that appear quick and solid. Lead singer Trever Keith adds intensity into every chorus that will demand circle pits during live events.

The song “Should Anything Go Wrong” ignites dashing rhythms that instantly set the album’s tone across 11 tracks. “Bombs Away” and “Under the Wreckage” provide unrelenting dominance that creates punk rock chaos during every spin. The album also features powerful melodies overflowing with content that requires top-of-the-lung singing that screams with passion.

Laugh Now, Laugh Later solidifies Face to Face’s lustrous career spanning two decades. With in-your-face aggression and sweat-dripping beats, this album defines the extreme pandemonium that punk rock represents.

Grade: A

Laugh Now, Laugh Later is currently available.