Banner Pilot


Fat Wreck Chords

Street: 04.15

Banner Pilot = The Menzingers + The Riverboat Gamblers

Normally, I really enjoy softer forms of punk rock—as long as there is enough emotion in the lyrics and music, it always keeps me enthralled. Unfortunately, this album doesn’t grab me in the same way that Off With Their Heads or The Riverboat Gamblers did when I first listened to them. The instrumentals are decent on this album—there are a few good melodies in “Effigy” and “Modern Shakes,” but nothing that really came out and slapped me in the face, so to speak. I wouldn’t mind the instrumentals lacking feeling, as they are not the primary focus, but the vocals rarely have any emotion in them—it felt like vocalist Nick Johnson was singing the same song 12 times. –Eric U. Norris