Billy Talent - Fallen Leaves

Matt Harrold 09/02/2007

Rating: 2/5

Another week and another band who thinks they've got the social commentary to make a change and stick it to the man. This time around it's those Canadian punksters Billy Talent who are lifting the flag and waving it mightily in our faces whilst shouting “We have issues with the issues themselves!!!”. The only problem being that even with snarling vitriol inspired lyrics such as “Can't get no job, can you spare a dime/Just one more hit, and I'll be fine”, you sit there and realise that it's all been done before with a lot more class. Want songs about smack? Then turn to Spiritualized or Nine Inch Nails! Want a punk song about how life's promises left you flat? Then go listen too Green Day or even the Offspring. If your going to comment on society and it's ills then at least do with more style next time 'k?

Release Date: 09/02/2007