We rejoin our heroes in the midst of an equally enigmatic comeback. In 1998, the band reconvened (sans bassist Nate Mendel, who was still schmoozing with Foo Fighter Dave Grohl) to turn out the majestic, criminally underrated How It Feels to Be Something On. It toured, reconnected with the fans, and set the theology debate squarely behind itself. The group's new album, The Rising Tide, finds it quietly comfortable again. With the band reduced to a threesome (Enigk now fills in on bass), tracks such as "Killed by an Angel" and "Television" combine punk's intensity with emo's flourish for the poetic. All the thundering guitars and cascading vocals survive intact, but Tide adds deft flourishes -- strings, pianos, the occasional vocal effect. All this culminates in the excellent "Faces in Disguise," an evocative, synth-driven quasi-ballad only Sunny Day could pull off. With the band newly invigorated and touring with a great album and an equally impressive back catalog to plunder, this tour should elate the faithful and convert the skeptical. As history has shown us, not even God can sink this band.