Having seen the band live I strongly recommend them to any fan of the genre – as the live arena is where this riff based style comes alive and delivers its biggest blows. The special edition of the album comes with a DVD, which shows you what the band can do live and is the best introduction to the band before you venture into the bands catalogue. This edition also comes with a sewn patch, which will ward off posers!
If Flotsam and Jetsam are a band whose career you have followed the whole time, then you may likely enjoy the new album Ugly Noise more than I did. The only moments I really appreciated where those brief shining moments of thrash that I enjoyed so much from their first couple of albums. Sadly it’s just not enough to make me want to listen to this album over and over again.