D.O.A- We Come In Peace
Release date: 2012Jul22
Label: Sudden Death Records
When it comes to hardcore, few bands have stood the test of time as well as D.O.A have. They’ve managed to remain politically relevant in an age where other bands have lost their edge and their venom. It would not be a D.O.A album if it were not a narrative on the current affairs in the world. “He’s Got A Gun” throws a catchy, old-school vibe to back up lyrics that concern school shootings.
“Bring Out Your Dead” cuts through the rest of the tracks like a hot butter knife, exhibiting that classic D.O.A sound that just cannot be replicated elsewhere. “War Hero”, while not for the faint of heart lyrically, serenades the ears melodically. An excellent lead-in to “We Occupy”, featuring Jello Biafra. Has Jello mellowed? It’s a marvelous track regardless. “Lost Souls” offers up a side of Joey Shithead channeling his inner Mike Ness. I got to admit, I’m floored by this track and hell, this whole album so far.
“Walk Through This World” is another gem in terms of production and lyrical content. D.O.A has never shied away from incorporating hardcore, ska and folk into their overall sound. A rousing acoustic version of “General Strike” finishes off this excellent album. Reflecting on what I just wrote, I have to say that this album is right up there with D.O.A’s older classics. It’s a much stronger effort than Northern Avenger and Talk-Action=0. Guys, you’re so fucking awesome. Keep on crankin’ out the classics!