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Gun Barrel: Damage Dancer
Gun Barrel Damage Dancer CD Album Review

Gun Barrel: Damage Dancer

Heavy Metal
3.0/5.0

You can probably pile up the cliches. If it's not broke, then don't fix it. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Germany's Gun Barrel strays little from the path with their sixth album, Damage Dancer.

Gun Barrel Damage Dancer Band Photo

Gun Barrel: live and kickin'.

The album is basically another heavy metal slug fest with big riffs, a thick punchy rhythm section, strong straight forward vocals, and blistering guitar solos, all wrapped up in the groove and melody of hard rock. In other words, it's Gun Barrel being Gun Barrel. Their music is as much predictable as it is dependable. As much as there is some variation between songs, they also all seem to run together with redundancy. But there are some notable songs, mostly the ones that bump up the rock groove, and give you some slight AC/DC style boogie rock, like Back Alley Ruler, Building A Monster, or Ride The Dragon. Many songs are simply riff busting metal machines seemingly stuck in the same fifth gear. Others like Passion Rules or Heading For Disaster move with tedious heaviness. In the end, with Damage Dancer like previous albums, one spin tells the tale. But, basically, with Gun Barrel you know what you're getting before you even push play. Makes you wonder if ...


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In Short

With Damage Dancer like previous albums, one spin tells the tale. But, basically, with Gun Barrel you know what you're getting before you even push play.

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