From page 83 of Classic Rock Magazine November 2003
(Hellcat) Following his much-publicised split from wife Brody, Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong has certainly had a rough time recently – so the title of the band’s sixth album is somewhat appropriate. Nothing is going to tear this East Bay punk band apart.
Armstrong seems to be channelling all his frustration and angst over his marriage breakdown into his music as he spits out his raspy vocals on each track. Musically, every song contains something of the Rancid trademark stamp; a bit of ska, a bit of hardcore and lots of punk-rock attitude.
However, it’s not a carbon copy of their previous albums. Admittedly, tracks like ‘Fall Back Down’ and ‘Red Hot Moon’ could be from any other Rancid record, but there’s enough diversity here to build on the band’s sound and take it to a new level.
Clearly inspired by his mini outing in The Transplants, Armstrong’s borrowed influences from other genres and given them the punk rock makeover with great success. With ‘Indestructible’, Rancid have come up with a winning formula, which is, well, indestructible.
HIGH CONCEPT Anglophile East Bay punk stalwarts maintain their grip on the circle pit.