Tuesday, January 20, 2009

D.O.A.: Northern Avenger

Northern Avenger
Sudden Death Records [2008]

Fire Drills Review:
D.O.A. have been around longer then most Fire Drills readers probably have been alive but if you check out their new release Northern Avenger you will get a quick taste of what the Vancouver group has been doing for thirty years. What is most interesting about Northern Avenger is that the record was produced by famed Bob Rock (Metallica) but don't think he tamed the band. Songs like "Devil's Speedway" and "This Machine Kills Fascists" keep their punk roots and politics alive while a CCR cover of "Who Will Stop The Rain?" shows a little lighter side D.O.A. but together the group delivers fifteen tracks of their best in quite awhile!

Key Track: "California Hardcore Last Chance"

Band With Similar Fire: Black Flag

Official D.O.A. Website
D.O.A. MySpace

-Reviewed by Aidan Rox