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Album Review
Deep Fantasy

Deep Fantasy
by White Lung

Domino Records

Review Date
22nd July 2014
Reviewed by
Ricardo Kerr

If you're not yet familiar with Vancouver's White Lung and their special brand of raging punk rock, that all changes now. Deep Fantasy is their most accomplished work to date and it is a record that's aimed squarely at your jugular. There seems to be a stigma regarding all-female punk bands. Somehow people think that they're going to be softer than their male counterparts. Luckily White Lung put such daft notions to shame.

Opening track 'Drown With the Monster' is a red-hot howler fueled by distorted aggression. This is sit up and pay attention music. From there things never slow down; they set a formidable pace and maintain it right up until the squall of feedback that closes 'In Your Home'. From start to finish you are never given a chance to catch your breath - one powerhouse performance jumping quickly into the next, never letting the sweat cool off.

Just like all of history's great punk rock records, Deep Fantasy is a tantalizingly brief affair. All tens tracks clock in at just 22-minutes long. This allows the band to maintain both their unstoppable momentum and their prevailing mystique. Even at their young age White Lung understand that it's important to leave your audience begging for more.


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