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Down In The Basement
The Dahmers Down In The Basement Punk Rock Theory
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 20:36
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- by Tom Dumarey

Sweden’s The Dahmers are back with another album full of garage-y, punky rock ‘n roll tunes about things that go bump in the night. And with a whopping 18 tracks, there is plenty of meat on the bones of 'Down In The Basement'.

During some of their finest moments like the Marked Men-like ‘Blood On My Hands’, the Thin Lizzy-esque ‘Down On My Knees’ and ‘Kiss Of Dario’, The Dahmers sound pretty friggin’ great. Unfortunately there aren’t as many of those moments to be found on ‘Down In The Basement’ as one would like. More often than not, The Dahmers seem content to go for fairly standard garage-y rock ‘n roll tunes, topped off with lyrics that would have made fine B-horror movie titles.

Things don’t get ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation’ bad anywhere, but they could have easily cut a couple of songs off the tracklisting and ended up with a stronger and leaner album.


Track listing:

  1. Blood On My Hands
  2. Murder Ride
  3. Street Of the Dead
  4. Down On My Knees
  5. The Ripper
  6. Hit 'N' Run
  7. Howling
  8. I Spit On Your Grave
  9. Demon Night
  10. Creepiest Creep
  11. Reoccurring Dreams
  12. Without a Face
  13. Kiss Of Dario
  14. Man Obsessed
  15. No One
  16. Social Fools
  17. November
  18. The End
Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.