I'll Be Damned is at it again. Armed with a constant flow of inspiration from a world gone mad, the Danish band is pissed off about politics, religion, the media, and society in general.
I'll Be Damned's new album, Culture, is more well-structured than the prior albums regarding both riffing and overall songwriting. And, with brilliant production value courtesy Tue Madsen and his Antfarm Studios, the Nordic five-piece has finally reached the potential they promised in their previous two albums, 2017’s I'll Be Damned and 2018’s Road To Disorder, and their explosive live appearances.
With the addition of two new members, Anders Gyldenøhr (ex-Grope, ex-Hatesphere) on drums and Mark Damgaard on vocals, I'll Be Damned has matured in a musical way that has led to a more serious approach to the writing process. This is showcased by an album containing less humor, darker and more aggressive riffs followed up by explosive vocals and lyrics that include themes such as anger, desperation and hopelessness rather than sarcasm and irony. However, the themes of Culture still revolve around hatred towards religion and politics, but also newer forms of extreme cultural diversities.
Inspired by influences such as Clutch, Down, and Rage Against The Machine, I'll Be Damned fuses a potent yet melodic and groovy punch in your face with lyrical sharpness and unifying paroles, and plenty of attitude.