VARIOUS ARTISTS: We Still Keep on Running with D.O.A.: CD

This is an interesting covers comp that features six Japanese bands playing D.O.A. songs. Another interesting fact is D.O.A. contributing two songs. I like the concept and that should be done more often by others who do tribute comps. My favorite track is Smash You Face’s cover of “America Is Beautiful,” but the tracks by Constricted, Total Fury, Wagplaty, First Alert, Go, and D.O.A. are no small chump change. You can feel the love in the air when the bands contributed to this. With so many bad comps coming out these days, it’s good to see that some sneak through the cracks and turn out to be good.

 –don (Mangrove)