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The Damned Things – Ironiclast

The Damned Things is a new band featuring an all-star cast that consists of Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano (Anthrax), Andy Hurley and Joe Trohman (Fall Out Boy) and Keith Buckley of Every Time I Die fame. What that sounds like? Like a fuckin’ good time apparently!

Opener “Handbook For The Recently Deceased” doesn’t convince entirely just yet. But once “Bad Blood” kicks in, the liquor has been poured, the strippers have arrived and the party is off to a very good start. So good in fact that by the time Buckley sings ‘all I want is another good time’ in the next track, you can only add an earnest ‘fuck yeah!’.

Take the big choruses of Fall Out Boy and Anthrax’ kickass riffage and channel it through Thin Lizzy’s bluesy streak and Motley Crue and Guns ‘n Roses’ take on glam rock. That’s what The Damned Things sound like on “Ironiclast” and I’m loving every second of it. I never thought I’d like anything the Fall Out Boys touched but this is a fun and rockin’ album so more power to them! Hell, they even make a ballad rock in “A Great Reckoning”!
Score: 8 out of 10

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