Never a band afraid to call it as they see it, you'll have no issues deciding the targets of their ire. "Murmur" this is not.
Easing us in gently with "Rosemary with a Bible and a Gun", they bring the energy with the high octane "Armageddon's Back In Town". This one rocks hard, and that energy continues when Mike Cooley takes over for the catchy "Slow Ride Argument".
"Babies In Cages" is a reminder of the sleazy groove that DBT do so well, even if the the subject is far from groovy.
This is not an album to lift the spirits, and whilst I have enjoyed it, it is one I need to be in the mood for. The relentless focus on the problems of,(mainly), America, is understandable if not fun. It still delivers what this band always do: high quality rock and roll that gives it to you straight. They've always addressed duality, the grey areas and the fact that life is never simple, and they continue to do so in the bluntest way possible.
The shame is many who should hear and take their message to heart, probably never will...
"Stick it up your ass with your useless thoughts and prayers"