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Bad Religion, ‘The Dissent of Man’ (Epitaph)

By: David Menconi // September 15, 2010

Three decades is a long time to stay mad. But on their 15th album, these venerable West Coast punks are as revved-up and pissed-off as ever, railing about everything from interpersonal relationships (“Cyanide”) to illogical arguments (“Ad Hominem,” on which frontman Greg Graffin puts his PhD to good use). There are a few new wrinkles — the manic push-pull of “Meeting of the Minds” could almost pass for System of a Down — but it’s generally overdrive-guitar heaven. The money shot is “Someone to Believe,” an anthemic fist-waver that roars against the dying of the light.