New Maps of Hell

  • Record Label: Epitaph
  • Release Date: Jul 9, 2007
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Spin
    60
    The tagets haven't changed much, and Bad Religion still hits them hard. [Aug 2007, p.98]
  2. On Maps, BR breathe new life into their formula--short, fast and melodic Cali skate-punk ditties led by the always politically and socially aware growlings of lead singer Greg Graffin.
  3. Q Magazine
    60
    It's business as usual for Bad Religion, the US punk rock stalwarts recently restored to full power with the return of guitarist Brett Gurewitz. [Sep 2007, p.100]
  4. It does nothing to distinguish itself from other BR releases and some of the premier punk albums released in the past few years, but it also can immediately trump most of the stuff being put out these days on the virtue of BR's tight and likable style.
  5. There's plenty of the driving, impassioned melodic hardcore that Bad Religion pretty much invented, but there is very little on this record to separate them from the vapid snowboard-video pop-punk that is their unfortunate legacy.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. JamesD.
    Feb 2, 2008
    9
    superlative; this album is immensely enjoyable. No band writes catchier punk songs than bad religion. Oh, and their drummer, Brooks superlative; this album is immensely enjoyable. No band writes catchier punk songs than bad religion. Oh, and their drummer, Brooks Wackerman, is excellent. Full Review »
  2. CoyC.
    Oct 4, 2007
    9
    This is definitely one of their best albums. It becomes harder to define a favorite due to the high quality of all their records. One of the This is definitely one of their best albums. It becomes harder to define a favorite due to the high quality of all their records. One of the reviews said it best... they sound rejuvenated. It's back to their old wonderful form. Full Review »
  3. JamesP.
    Sep 1, 2007
    10
    This is what I have come to expect from the worlds foremost authority on inteligent punk. Only a great album like so many before it. Bravo.