Vinyl Colour: black Release: 2015 Label: SUDDEN DEATH Records
Hard Rain Falling is D.O.A.'s 16th LP, and I'm happy to report that Keithley still has plenty of fire in his belly. For nearly 40 years, he's been the voice of righteous political dissent, and shows no sign of slowing down any time soon. He even manages to confront serious issues without being humorless, an ability that seems to elude too many modern bands. Even as he flirts with a political career, the music remains true, strong and free. If you've been living under a rock and have never heard D.O.A., you should probably start with Something Better Change or Hardcore '81. For the rest of us, Hard Rain Falling ranks right up there with the very best of the band's 21st century output.