A tight, aggressive collection of hardcore-tinged punk tunes, Satiate captures Avail at their prime. Thanks to a bare-bones production and subtle -- though not indulgent -- shifts from the standard four-chord punk anthems, tracks such as "March" and "Pinned Up" sound nearly as good as they do during the group's infamous live shows.
On the album's fifteen year anniversary, it's hard to believe that it came out so long ago. Still their best, this debut is packed with hits and there's nary a dud here. Aside from the singles, the rest of the songs still bleed with urgency and burst with color, a thrill that they haven't been able to recapture after all these years. Worth a revisit just to remember they're more than "Mr. Brightside."