01. Voice of the Damned 02. Relentless Through and Through 03. Betrayer 04. Rise of the Poisoned Youth 05. Never Alone 06. What I Despise 07. Let Me Sink 08. Feel The Pain 09. Lost Our Minds 10. March to Redemption 11. Crush What's Weak 12. Still Believe? 13. Suffer To Return Harder2008 Century Media Records
It's interesting to take a look at Terror outside of the context of the hardcore renaissance they helped bring to a head seven years ago. The scene was newly revived thanks to an infusion of new blood in the late 90's, bands were numerous and the overall output of a handful of scenes was nothing short of fantastic. Since then, things have died down considerably and most of those bands have gone by the wayside, but Terror is among the few bands that stand strong. Their consistency in the face of line-up and label changes can be credited to Scott Vogel and Nick Jett, the group's founding members and songwriters. To many, The Damned, The Shamed may seem like just another Terror record, but to hardcore fans, those words have a different connotation: another Terror record is another set of songs to learn by heart, sing along and stage dive to. By those standards, this is another great Terror record. This time around, the hip-hop diversions have been traded in for a pair of Pantera-esque guitar portions in "Betrayer" and "March To Redemption" and a handful of competently executed solos sprinkled throughout the record. Lyrically, Vogel revisits familiar themes of betrayal, hate and "living for this shit." Returning producer Zeuss turns in another smart record that fits Terror like a glove without ever becoming flashy. Bottom Line: There's a lot of baggage that comes along with a Terror record at this point, but the truth remains that Vogel and Co. are one of the premier hardcore acts performing today. The Damned, The Shamed is more proof that they're standing the test of time and holding true to their values even as hardcore's third heyday passes. I won't pretend that this disc is full of imaginative song structures or beautifully poetic lyrics, but it's hardcore through and through and that's what Terror has always stood for.