Into the Future

Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
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  1. Nov 20, 2012
    70
    Into the Future fares better than the stale output of most reunited punk acts and also rises above a weak rehash for the sake of nostalgia. Always true to their original vision, Bad Brains continue sailing on.
  2. Alternative Press
    Nov 21, 2012
    80
    When stripped back to basics the Brains are as brilliantly brutal as ever. [Dec 2012, p.88]
  3. Nov 26, 2012
    66
    Although this may not be the band's greatest work, at least it's not a parody of what was. Soak that Positive Mental Attitude up.
  4. Nov 20, 2012
    75
    It's best to sit back and let the power of visionary punk rock wash over you.
  5. Mojo
    Dec 17, 2012
    80
    This just might be their best work in 25 years. [Jan 2013, p.92]
  6. Nov 20, 2012
    70
    Bad Brains still sounds best when it's angry, though.
  7. Nov 20, 2012
    70
    Although none of its 13 tracks hit as hard as the early '80s, "mash"-pit ragers that made them famous, they still sound vital on the Rasta-praising punk pummeler "Popcorn" and the 88-second frenzy "Yes I."
  8. Uncut
    Dec 11, 2012
    70
    Into The Future is a heroic act of denial, nonetheless. The remaining Brains still burn with magnesium-strip intensity. [Jan 2013, p.82]
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  1. Nov 28, 2012
    8
    If you wanna hear old bad brains go do that. this is an unforgiving new brand, still as shredtastically brutal as before, but a little bitIf you wanna hear old bad brains go do that. this is an unforgiving new brand, still as shredtastically brutal as before, but a little bit older, more mature, more smart. just as political, just as fun, just as badass. freakin awesome. Full Review »