Album Review: D.O.A. – ‘Hard Rain Falling’

Album Review: D.O.A. – ‘Hard Rain Falling’

D.O.A.
Hard Rain Falling
(Sudden Death)

One could go in great length about the credibility and impact of these legendary Canadian punks. For the sake of brevity, let’s just say that D.O.A. belong in the same sentence as Blag Flag and The Germs in terms of the indelible mark they’ve left on the punk scene. Now 4 decades into their career, this version of Joey Keithley and company keeps their political beliefs at the surface of their quick paced, rowdy punk rock anthems, where driving guitar work and bouncing bass lines leave zero room for any filler. At 12 songs in under 30 minutes, it moves at a furious pace and Keithley’s snarling in “Racism Sucks” is as relevant today as it was in the ’80s, while the current rhythm section proves to be the best version of D.O.A. since their inception. This, folks, is what punk rock used to sound like, still does sound like and will hopefully always sound like. (Tom Haugen)

Purchase Hard Rain Falling here.

5-stars

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