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Album Review

Despite guitarists Ken Olden and Hillel Halloway switching up between invocations of the Bomb Squad — Lyle Preslar and Tony Iommi — without much warning, Misericordia lacks a sense of chaos — there's simply no fight to escape the darkness that Damnation A.D. creates. Olden's and Holloway's submerged guitars, Mike McTernan's My War-styled growl, and the ultra-clean rhythm section of Dave Ward and Alex Merchlinsky don't appear to have much regard for light, not necessarily celebrating a dark world but rather exploring it without resistance. The band employs a punk sensibility throughout, making their point with efficient and focused songs that still allow the music to breathe. As a result, Misericordia sounds best when taken as a whole work. Critical darlings like Tool rack up accolades for mining the same shadowy ground, in certainly no more compelling fashion than Damnation A.D. For heavy music fans who seek a more underground, less overwrought dark vision, though, Misericordia is highly recommended.


Formed: 1992 in Washington DC

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s

Damnation A.D. was one of the first bands who arose from the U.S. hardcore scene to almost completely forgo their punk roots in favor of a full-on, heavy-handed, dark-metallic assault similar to the early-'90s work of Cleveland, OH's Integrity. Only Mike "DC" McTernan's sharp, biting, shouted vocal style, reminiscent of Rollins-era Black Flag, recalled any sort of punk rock or hardcore aesthetic. This despite the fact that most of the band's members were schooled in D.C.'s dynamic punk scene, and...
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