Review: Zipper Down by Eagles of Death Metal

Zipper Down by Eagles of Death MetalTook them seven years to get a new record together, but Zipper Down – the latest from Josh Homme and Jesse Hughes, aka Eagles of Death Metal – is satisfying and worth the wait. And this, despite the fact that it just, well, zips by so quickly. It’s what you’ve come to expect from the band: sludgy, funky, grungy and growly, with a sense of fun that doesn’t quite cross the line. And it all comes naturally – nothing feels heavily belabored, rather it all just falls into place without you thinking about it. And then it’s done. 35 minutes and that’s it. The funny thing is, I wasn’t looking for more. I didn’t feel shortchanged, but I don’t feel pummeled by all this fun either. It’s… let’s just say there’s alchemy at play. I could say magic, but alchemy feels more appropriate for a band like EODM. [NB] | 4/5

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