Black Flag – ‘Down In The Dirt’

Punk legends return sans Rollins

The band that launched a thousand brutalist tattoos (and Frank Turner) are back, without Henry Rollins or, it seems, much in the way of a budget. Sounding like it was recorded inside their bassist’s armpit, ‘Down In The Dirt’ – which sees the return of the classic 1979–80 line-up – is fittingly raw and ravaged.

Mark Beaumont