Cavalcade, the band's 2010 LP, has made "best of" lists across the web, and for good reason. Think of these guys as Against Me! with some extra legs. Musically, they tear through hooks and anthemic vocals to create a sound comparable to Rise Against with more of the gritty rock-and-roll sound that's riding the wave through the punk rock scene. A raw angst bleeds through the tight production to create a sound that fits the Fat spectrum but sets the Flatliners in a class all their own.
Today's day and age of sound production doesn't require a move to a major label, and sticking with Fat has always been a good move from a fan perspective. Against Me! caught a lot of flack for their switch, even though White Crosses was easily one of 2010's most interesting albums. Still, there was a certain production quality and watered-down mystique that left WC a bit wanting. If you were wounded by it, stick by the Flatliners; they've managed to stay consistent.
"Collect your head, collect yourself, collect your severance / What on earth will you tell the wife and kids?" - The Flatliners, The Calming Collection