DAMNATION A.D. - KINGDOM OF LOST SOULS - CD
There are a lot of bands today that play fun music with a lighthearted feel to it that is meant to be played at parties and in the summertime with the top dow. Damnation A.D. is not one of those bands. And although Olden also plays and writes songs for old-schoolers Battery and Better Than A Thousand, Damnation A.D. couldn't be further away from the sounds of those other projects. Kingdom Of Lost Souls comes roaring at you out of the gates like a Panzer tank doing 80. Thick, dense, dark, and incredibly powerful, these ten tracks were cut at the legendary Inner Ear Studios with Don Zientara (Fugazi, Bad Brains) at the helm. If Damnation A.D.Us music is like an armored assault vehicle, then McTernan's voice is a flame thrower. Brutally honest and compelling lyrics with a vocal style that can only be described as apocalyptic. The overwhelming production, the matured, dynamic songwriting, and the nightmarish lyrics and vocals make this record a truly exhausting listening experience.