Album Review Death From Above - Outrage! Is Now

The Toronto twosome have fully found their groove.

Death From Above - Outrage! Is Now

Given that it took ‘em a decade to follow up that cult debut of theirs, it feels as if it’s been mere minutes since Death From Above - with or without the 1979 - last put out a record. But where ‘The Physical World’ forced us to play musical join-the-dots, working out what might’ve been in the interim years, there are no such mental gymnastics needed here. The Toronto twosome have fully found their groove with ‘Outrage! Is Now’. Whether it’s channelling their dance-punk roots on ‘Freeze Me’, the pummelling insistence of ‘Moonlight’ or the straight-up stoner rock of ‘Caught Up’, melodic suits DFA, especially when it allows Sebastien Grainger to channel his inner crooner - Josh Homme watch out. There’s a strut to ‘Outrage! Is Now’ and it sounds oh so good.

 

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