The Goddamned - Damned (Independent) - Back
“Damned” is the latest demo from the Swedish heavy rock band The Goddamned. This four-song demo is impressive since they have only been together since September 2001. The bands goal upon birth was to create hard rock in the vein of Black Sabbath. They have successfully have done this with their own modern approach. Rockin’ Metal would be an accurate description. Yeah, that’s it…a modern version of Black Sabbath similar to Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society; it’s too heavy to really be considered stoner rock. Their sound is captivating, every song will make your head bob to the beat. The Goddamned have solos that are very Sabbathy. Black Sabbath should be proud! Four tracks and twenty minutes will envelope your senses. “High Noon” and “The Beauty of the Beast” are tracks that I favor even though the other two are pretty decent too. I think I’m going to be listening to this one for a while.

Rating: 84