Recent Reviews

December 2018

November 2018

[ More Music Reviews ]


Damnations Day: Invisible, The Dead
Damnations Day - Invisible The Dead Album CD Review

Damnations Day: Invisible The Dead

Progressive Power Metal
4.0/5.0

Hailing from Australia, Damnations Day arrives with their debut full-length album, Invisible, The Dead on Nightmare Records. The band and album offers a persuasive and entertaining mixture of melodic heavy, thrash and power metal in a progressive wrapper.

Damnations Day Band Photo

Damnations Day: look which way?

The album was written by vocalist and rhythm guitarist Mark Kennedy, who has noticeable presence at the microphone. He has a strong voice with a surprisingly good range for heavy metal. He can go from smooth and sublime as within A Ghost In Me to near Sean Peck raging in I Am. The album was produced by Terramaze guitarist Dean Wells, who also contributes the impressive lead guitar work. (In 2012, DD hired Jon King to fill the spot.)

The range of music here is also quite inviting and intriguing. You have some roaring stuff that blurs the line between thrash and power with I Am, The Meaning, and Reflections. Yet, within the latter two, for instance, DD shifts gears to slow and smooth things out before amping it up again. Sometimes, as with Reaper or Reflections, it's pretty much a rush of energy from start to finish. Then there's Carried Above the Sun which can only be described as epic, a bit heavier, a little symphonic, power metal. Kennedy soars on vocals as does the arrangement. In this mixture are the two acoustic guitar driven anthems A Ghost In Me and A World to Come which, once more, show the depth of Kennedy's vocal skills and the power of his vocal arrangements. Also, throughout, Wells's guitar work is soaring, his production crisp.

Damnations Day's Invisible, The Dead is a strong debut for the band, interesting and entertaining progressive power metal with tremendous vocals. Look forward to more and better in the future from this band. Recommended.


DAMNATIONS DAY "Invisible, the Dead" (Official)





CraigHartranft.net - New fiction, crime fiction by Craig Hartranft

In Short

Damnations Day's Invisible, The Dead is a strong debut for the band, interesting and entertaining progressive power metal with tremendous vocals.

Find A Review

Alphabetical Index

a b c d e f g h i j
k l m n o p q r s t
u v w x y z #
Album of the Week
Click to read the Magic Dance - New Eyes music review

I wonder if Magic Dance creator Jon Siejka is old enough to have seen any John Hughes films back in the Eighties. You know, like Pretty In Pink, Sixteen Candles, or Some Kind Of Wonderful? Was he even born ... [ Read More ]