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Terror The Damned, The Shamed

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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 Harder
2008 Century Media Records
Our score 7

by Cory
7/7/2008

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.

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bizarro_Stormy_ 7/7/2008 11:53:05 AM

First Post 10/10 CD


i_LOVE_warm_CUM_ 7/7/2008 11:58:07 AM

hmmmmmmm...smells good in here


drewcifer_ 7/7/2008 12:14:04 PM

good review. straight to the point without some sort of track-by-track rundown that is unnecessary for a review for a band like Terror


Smartass_ 7/7/2008 12:20:17 PM

Sounds like?


james_ 7/7/2008 12:39:05 PM

"there's a lot of baggage that comes along with a terror record at this point, but..." you didn't explain at all what you mean by this and that's why you're a shitty f*cking reviewer. you just throw out sentences and claims because they sound good but don't prove them. f*ck you. and you didn't mention how thrashy this one is and how different it is from lowest of the low. "it's another terror record," well no it's kinda not. it's different. pointing out the difference would've made for a good a


caseyfuckingjones_ 7/7/2008 12:45:24 PM

good review, this is probably my favourite terror record since lowest of the low. it is pretty much another terror record, not much has changed except the addition of a few solos and the exemption of a hip hop track. i'd say everything cory said was pretty accurate.


phobophile_ 7/7/2008 1:34:30 PM

I'll crawl over 50 good pussies just to get to one fat boy's jerk.


anonymous 7/7/2008 1:50:30 PM

cory f*cks dudes.


arty_mcfarty_ 7/7/2008 2:24:56 PM

way to give a shitty album too high of a score to cause some conflict you douche


scenewhore_ 7/7/2008 2:27:31 PM

i f*cked all of the members from terror. ill f*ck anything that moves. i even f*ck retards humping doorknobs. like cory.


Marko_ 7/7/2008 2:32:03 PM

"there's a lot of baggage that comes along with a terror record at this point, but..." you didn't explain at all what you mean by this and that's why you're a shitty f*cking reviewer. you just throw out sentences and claims because they sound good but don't prove them. f*ck you. and you didn't mention how thrashy this one is and how different it is from lowest of the low. "it's another terror record," well no it's kinda not. it's different. pointing out the difference would've made for a good ar


wolfpack_ 7/7/2008 2:53:42 PM

Horrible review as usual. Cory dcks are for chicks you silly gay.


xdandanx_ 7/7/2008 3:56:50 PM

great album. pretty solid review.


deez_nutz_ 7/7/2008 4:14:05 PM

Good album, but it is a 7/10 and not as good as previous terror releases. they get shit on now, because everyone wants to hate on hardcore bands, but they're one of the few out there that are as good as they are at what they do.


anonymous 7/7/2008 4:30:52 PM

Not enough stage dives.


Minoritybabble_ 7/7/2008 6:18:28 PM

I fell asleep listening to this, and then woke up to the solos just long enough to tell them to shut the f*ck up. Stop trying so hard and go back to doing what works.


xote_ 7/7/2008 7:55:12 PM

I never liked this band.


danofthedead_ 7/7/2008 10:46:46 PM

this record f*cking rips.


rogaine_cowboy_ 7/8/2008 12:19:17 AM

this record f*cking rips brown streaks in clean underwear posted by danofthedead (eatit@yum.org) on 7/7/2008 10:46:46 PM


Matt_ 7/8/2008 1:18:41 PM

If I hear another "hardcore" record with the lyric base centered around ending hate, being an outcast, who still "believes", or any variation in between...wiat...that's pretty much the standard for all pop-hardcore. The Damned, The Shamed 3/10


anonymous 7/8/2008 4:04:35 PM

stop reviewing records, gay


disney_ 7/8/2008 5:10:18 PM

SLUGFEST


SCOTT VOGEL_ 7/8/2008 9:13:39 PM

ALRIGHT f*ckERS...BACK AND FORTH, SIDE TO SIDE, LET'S MOVE THIS SHIT!!!


ese_bauber_ 7/8/2008 9:48:40 PM

hardcore is awful.


m_ 7/9/2008 12:56:38 AM

can't wait to hear this. these guys are like AC/DC: if they changed their style too much, it wouldn't work. there's nothing wrong with sticking to a formula when it sounds good. f*ck all haters.


CARRION_ 7/9/2008 4:47:01 AM

*turns water into stagedives*-Vogel Christ


anonymous 7/9/2008 9:51:27 AM

cory only gave them a 7 cause hes afraid scott would kick the shit out of him...pussaaay


LOL_ 7/9/2008 10:25:02 AM

Good album, Ok review.


zombiesaretight_ 7/9/2008 7:34:26 PM

cory, no matter what you do, what review you right, if its right or wrong, you suck. you have sucked in the past, and you always will suck. big fat cheesy, greasy, sweaty, smelly infected dck fart.


panzram_ 7/9/2008 11:38:17 PM

now cory's taking writing lessons from gluck


petenasty_ 7/10/2008 6:16:51 PM

glad to see this review got the "point" of terror and didn't try dissecting the record or tried to look for something that wasn't there. it's a hardcore record. it's not reinventing the wheel. it's the best damn wheel you'll find. terror keeps it real which is awesome considering how many shit bands in hardcore are popular for some reason, or whatever shit bands pass for "hardcore" with the shaggy haired m0sh squad of 16 year old posers in their new stick to your guns hoodies


g_g_ 7/10/2008 9:39:53 PM

shit band, shit fans


jeff goldy_ 7/11/2008 10:37:54 PM

VANFLIP


xomertax_ 7/13/2008 1:29:52 AM

stick to your guns blows. f*ck that MOVE shit


Romans_Suck_ 7/17/2008 1:44:44 PM

This band has been sooo bad for so long. What's different about this album?


asshole_ 8/2/2008 8:01:09 AM

terror is a bunch of pedder ass old guys. next time you see the drummer ask him how it was f*cking a 15 year old girl next to a hot tub. and am i the only one that thinks terror is a bunch of mongoloids?


god damnit!_ 8/2/2008 3:34:27 PM

it just pisses me off that terror gets a 7 out of 10... and have heart got a shitty rating... why?.. because they actually tried to progress... as to where terror has been playing the same one way bullshit since they started... they arent the same because they want to stick to their "roots" they are the same because they mentally can't write anything else.


asaf_ 8/4/2008 10:26:54 PM

ZEUSS!!


ballsdeep417_ 4/29/2009 11:14:18 PM

f*ck you guys terror has been around forever and still earns respect. you go to a live terror show and tell me its not crazy, they got banned from here and ticketed for starting a riot in the venue. and they may be older but i gaurantee scott vogel would curbstomp all of you haters.


anonymous 11/14/2012 9:42:18 PM

Terror are legends in hardcore in their own rite. I bet none of you even know who the f*ck Cro-Mags are.