Refused -- War Music

RefusedWar Music

★★★☆ The best way to enjoy this album is to be open to the idea of what Refused used to be, without thinking for a moment about "The Shape Of Punk To Come." If you can thread that needle, you’ll have the mindset needed to enjoy this energetic, guttural punk/metal hybrid.

Refused -- Freedom


This pains me. I really wanted — almost needed — to love this album. The failure is not due to admittedly crushingly high expectations, but rather the band’s abandonment of virtually everything that is so adored in their landmark album “The Shape Of Punk To Come.” Most glaringly, the emotional resonance is a.w.o.l.;