2014 | Label: SQE Music / Redeye
For the previous two decades, Omaha’s the Faint has faithfully followed a pattern: Alternate the danceable, catchy album with a noisy, experimental one. Doom Abuse, their sixth LP, offers nothing less than the long-threatened fusion of these two strands: Opener “Hole in the Head” suggests Depeche Mode jamming with the Stooges. It’s the raging, bratty punk/synth-pop fusion you didn’t know you needed from these guys, and it announces immediately that they are back in defiant fighting form.
Abandoning straightforward sociological commentary, singer Todd Fink here instead adopts stream-of-consciousness spewing that reflects… more »