Ironiclast [Explicit Version]

Ironiclast [Explicit Version]

by The Damned ThingsThe Damned Things

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Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/14/2010
Label: Imports
UPC: 0602527507125
catalogNumber: 5036166
Rank: 61536

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Damned Things   Primary Artist
Scott Ian   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Tabitha Fair   Background Vocals
Nick Raskulinecz   Percussion
Rob Caggiano   Guitar,Percussion,Bass Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Stephanie Alexander   Background Vocals
Joe Trohman   Guitar,Percussion,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Keith Buckley   Vocals,Group Member
Andrew Hurley   Drums,Group Member

Technical Credits

Scott Ian   Arranger,Composer
Mike Mitchell   Art Direction,Concept
Doug Joswick   Package Production
Rob Caggiano   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer
Bryan Russell   Engineer
Claudius Mittendorfer   Drum Engineering
Joe Trohman   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Keith Buckley   Composer
Dante Renzi   Drum Technician
Mike Monterulo   Booking
Dan Devita   Booking
Damned Things   Art Direction,Concept
Garrett Schaeder   Marketing
Andrew Hurley   Arranger

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