The Damned Things - Ironiclast (3 stars)

Fall Out Boy’s Andy Hurley and Joe Trohman meet members of Anthrax

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The Damned Things - Ironiclast

(Mercury)

Trapped in an emo-pop band that’s overrun with boyband looks and chirping teenage fans? Want something different? Why not join a metal band! That’s exactly what Fall Out Boy’s Andy Hurley and Joe Trohman have done. One thing – The Damned Things are a supergroup, featuring members of erstwhile metal outfits Anthrax and Every Time I Die, but oft-uttered words ‘poisoned chalice’ aren’t applicable to this unlikely mob. ‘A Great Reckoning’ seeps with blues-metal dirt while standout ‘We’ve Got a Situation Here’ is a sum of all parts – metal chops, but with a sublimely infectious chorus, there’s something here to keep even Fall Out Boys happy.

The Damned Things - "Friday Night (Going Down in Flames)"

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