D.A.M. – Inside Out (Review)

5th April 2013 0 By Richard Ashworth

Inside Out

 

 

Band: D.A.M.
Album: Inside Out (Re-Release)
Record Label: Divebomb Records
Release Date: March 2013
Reviewed By: Ric

Track List:

1 Man Of Violence
2 House Of Cards
3 Appointment With Fear
4 Thought For The Day
5 Winter’s Tear
6 The Innocent One
7 My Twisted Mind
8 Circles
9 No Escape
10 Beneath Closed Eyes
11 Inside Outro

For Fans Of: Metallica, Deathwish, Anthrax and Diamond Head

 

The second and final offering from DAM, Inside Out‘, hit the shelves roughly two years after their debut. It’s worth noting that as a genre, thrash was now entering a decline, and the seeming endless supply of thrash bands was now being replaced by a seemingly endless supply of American and Scandinavian death metal bands who were taking the ideals of thrash and conjuring sounds that could break bones and cause peoples bowels to give way at 100 yards, the so called ‘brown noise’.

However into this uncertain musical landscape, DAM re-entered, with a slight line-up change, but their sound remained largely in tact. As with their first album, catchy riffs are the order of the day and the first two songs Man Of Violence and House Of Cards set the tempo for the album.

DAM certainly tried a few different ideas with this album, and most bands try to bring something new to the table with each release, and this can be seen in the haunting ‘The Innocent One’ where the tried and tested mid-tempo rhythms are slowed right down mid-track. This surprising interlude shows that DAM were attempting at this stage to add further strings to their bow.

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DAM should not be forgotten about, and their riffs still stand up to scrutiny over 20 years later. Don’t believe me? Listen to ‘My Twisted Mind’ and try not to move your head, go on I dare you…

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Sadly for them, the thrash boat had sailed and only those with a large fan base (i.e the big four) were likely to survive this post-apocalyptic wasteland. However DAM should not be forgotten about, and their riffs still stand up to scrutiny over 20 years later. Don’t believe me? Listen to My Twisted Mind and try not to move your head, go on I dare you…

6.5 out of 10

 

Readers album score: {extravote 1}

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