Ironiclast(Explicit Version) CD (2010)

Artist: Damned Things

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Product Overview


Label Universal Music Group (velocit
SKU 218869057
UPC 602527507125
UPC 14 00602527507125
Format CD
Release Date 12/14/2010
Author Damned Things
Technical Info
Engineer Rob Caggiano; Bryan Russell
Producer Rob Caggiano; Joe Trohman
CatalogID 2750712
Lable Name Mercury
Released 12/13/2010
Original Release 2010
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 39m : 9s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
Album Notes and Credits
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
Professional Reviews
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."
Disc 1
1 Handbook For the Recently Deceased
2 Bad Blood
3 Friday Night (Going Down In Flames)
4 We've Got a Situation Here
5 Black Heart
6 Great Reckoning, A
7 Little Darling
8 Ironiclast
9 Graverobber
10 Blues Havin' Blues, The
Product Attributes
Artist Damned Things
Music Format Compact Disc
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