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Damien Thorne - Haunted Mind Review
by Morley Seaver

Damien Thorne was apparently fairly hot in the mid '80s. Their debut, The Sign of the Jackal in 1986, got them a shot at opening for Fastway, Nuclear Assault and others. While the record sold reasonably well, they were subsequently dropped by RoadRunner Records for the next record and by the time grunge came around….well, you can imagine. The band regrouped in 2004 and re-released their debut and formally introduced the shelved second disc.

Haunted Mind is sort of a frustrating affair. The band has elements that show promise. The new singer, Joe Martin, can wail with the best of 'em. Founder and guitarist Ken Mandat is a bonafide guitar god. His runs are so fast that there must certainly be smoke coming off his finger tips. The rhythm section is competent, though the drum sound is better than the bass.

However, the material is less than adequate. Only "Dante's Mire" deviates from the standard fare that precedes it. It has a slight early Iommi feel to it and the intro sets it apart from the rest. Actually, when you get to the end of it, everything is good except for the singer who does not give anything positive. Of course, that's just my opinion and I could be wrong…..

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