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D.O.A. 

"Treason"

By Dark Starr

I need to point out one thing at the start of this review. I am in no way going to comment on the political content of this release. I review music. I often steer completely clear of lyrics, anyway. When it comes to political messages, I try to avoid those, as my job is reviewing music. Honestly, who wants my political opinion? Probably no one. I will say that if you are a Trump supporter, you are likely to be ticked off by this release. Then again, if you have been listening to D.O.A. for any length of time, I can't imagine that the message is any surprise. 

So, with that out of the way, let me say that I am a big fan of D.O.A. and look forward to their new releases. This might be one of the strongest. Given some of the competition, that says a lot. This seems to embrace their hardcore roots a bit more firmly than some of the other recent releases have. If there's a complaint, it's that is very short (less than twenty minutes of music). Still, it's strong enough that it leaves the listener wanting more, so that's not necessarily a bad thing. As you might guess, a lot of this earns parental advisories.

Titles like "All the President's Men," "Fucked Up Donald" and "It's Treason" should give you an idea of that political leaning, though. They cover a Neil Young song, "My My, Hey Hey" and bring an almost Ramones vibe to it. There is a good range here, but it's all quite true to the D.O.A. form. You sort of know what you are going to get with this band. This is a great addition to their catalog.