Damned Things - Ironiclast (CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- Hard Rock
- Number of Items
- Ironiclast [PA]
- Country of Origin
- Island / Mercury
- Universal Music Distribut
- Mono / Stereo
- Alternative Press (p.89) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The driving force behind the album is Trohman and Ian's mutual love for '70s hard rock and sludge metal....[With] some delightfully scorching guitarwork."
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Handbook for the Recently Deceased
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Bad Blood
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Friday Night (Going Down in Flames)
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] We've Got a Situation Here
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Black Heart
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Great Reckoning, A
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Little Darling
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Ironiclast
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Graverobber
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Blues Havin' Blues, The
- Pop / Rock
- Release Date
- 28 January 2011
Personnel: Rob Caggiano (vocals, guitar, bass guitar, percussion, background vocals); Joe Trohman (vocals, guitar, percussion, background vocals); Scott Ian, Keith Buckley (vocals); Andy Hurley (drums); Nick Raskulinecz (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Nick Raskulinecz.
Recording information: Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY; Metrosonic Studios, Brooklyn, NY.
Editor: Bryan Russell.
On paper, the Damned Things seem like an odd supergroup. Featuring Anthrax guitarists Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano, Fall Out Boy's Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley, and Every Time I Die frontman Keith Buckley, it's hard to imagine what a band whose membership's music encompasses thrash, metalcore, and pop-punk might sound like. Surprisingly, the reality of the Damned Things is a lot less of a chin scratcher than you'd think. On Ironiclast, the band takes the best bits from each of their bands to create an interesting hybrid. Combining Ian and Caggiano's seasoned riff mastery with Trohman and Hurley's driving pop sensibilities, the album tempers the raw power of hard rock and thrash with infectious hooks, which are anchored by Buckley's vocals, who has abandoned his usual style for a cleaner, more soaring vocal attack. The final product is a sound that is able to be uncomplicated without being dumb, and fun without feeling ironic. The record genuinely sounds like a bunch of friends just getting together to have a good time and make some music without worrying about what people might think about it, which is pretty much the point of rock music. It's this quality that makes the Damned Things an endearing band. This music isn't worried about current market trends or how high up the charts it can climb; Ironiclast is just the sound of a bunch of dudes making rock for rock's sake. While this might not necessarily appeal to fans of these guys' day jobs, it definitely makes it a good album for those who prefer their music to be light on self-consciousness and heavy on good times. ~ Gregory Heaney
- Date Released
- 2010-12-01 00:00:00
- Audio Format
- PCM Audio
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
- The Damned Things
- Rob Caggiano; Joe Trohman
- 39m 9s
- Rob Caggiano; Bryan Russell
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