Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Trauma Storm release debut LP 'Damage Is Done'


The purveyors of hard rock music known as Trauma Storm have released their debut LP record album, titled, “Damage Is Done.” The record is comprised of 13 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 50 minutes, making for a roundly comprehensive introduction to this electrifying crew from the United Kingdom. It has been released on the Trauma Digital music label. A high-octane, mystifying, melodic and aggressive rock record, “Damage Is Done” stands to prove that Trauma Storm have a combination of power and soul that will knock the wind out of metal fans from around the world.

Trauma Storm cite as main artistic influences an eclectic mix of disparate, yet related sounds. Their official Facebook page shares little about the band's members, history or musical background, but they do take a moment to give a description of their tone.

“Our music is a mix of Nickelback and Black Label Society,” they write, “with a touch of Metallica.”

Though it may be difficult to imagine what a mix like this might sound like, the truth is that the record sounds better than this. Trauma Storm's vocals are far more emotionally profound than those of Nickleback (and at least as skillful as those of Metallica's James Hetfield). Their guitars are soaring and full, like a sonic flood washing through their sound, and their drums are tribal, primal and pounding. Bass lines on “Damage Is Done” move through the scale effortlessly and act as far more than a mere accompaniment to their percussion.

The most impressive thing about Trauma Storm, however, is their sheer honesty. This is clearly a band who cares deeply about the music they're making, and their songs are written with white-hot beats, coldly striking melodies, and the mortality of mankind in mind. Songs like “One Foot in the Grave,” “Droppin' Like Flies” and “Nothing but Ash” have grim undertones, flickering with images of the afterlife. Songs like “Ride the Storm” and “Battlestations” balance this deathly mood with the kind of electricity that makes the listener want to live hard and gloriously, though, and the result is an album hard rock fans absolutely won't want to miss.

“Damage Is Done” by Trauma Storm is available online worldwide.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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