Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Things be damned

Traditionally, for me to be a big fan of hardcore, it's got to be something that really reaches out and grabs me.  Very few HC bands have done this, however the definition of my kinda heavy shit is ETID.  By extention, you can feel free to assume that anything which the Buckley brothers touch is going to be gold in my books.

As such, it should come as no surprise that I've got wood for Keith Buckley's new project, The Damned Things.  Formed as yet another supergroup between Buckley and members of Anthrax and Fall Out Boy, TDT aims to blend their "love of classic rock anthems and powerful melodies with a heavy metal intensity."  A blend of three very different bands, The Damned Things will have a hurdle to overcome in forming a cohesive sound. However, what I've heard so far seems to show that they're up to the challenge.

Buckley's strange lyrics and unmistakable voice still bring an enormous familiarity to this project.  However, the blend of Anthrax's metal-tacular ridiculousness with the Fallout pop-punk vocal harmony layers are a strange mix which somehow... actually kinda works.  They've only released 2 tracks on their website and I for one am damned curious to hear more.

Get it... damned?

-It's not so strange to be a stranger