Title: “Cola” (Single)
Label: Independent Artist
Release Date: 11/4/2015
Genre: Gothic Rock
A few months ago I mentioned that Dommin had done a cover of Duran Duran’s “Save A Prayer” as a part of their Pledgemusic initiative. If you missed that discussion, just click HERE to get a refresher course and then come back to us so we can continue along. Alright, so the second cover being offered up by the guys is a Lana Del Ray track called “Cola” and I must admit that I have only ever heard this singers name in the recent past more than any of her music. With that being the case I listened to her version first to have some actual background. The tune hails from her “Born To Die” album if you were curious.
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Title: “Save A Prayer” (Single)
Label: Independent Artist
Genre: Melancholy Rock
A few days ago the band Dommin released the first in a group of covers that they were offering up as a part of their Pledgemusic campaign. This first cover is a Domminized rendition of Duran Duran’s “Save A Prayer” and I just wanted to give my quick opinion on it to those who share an appreciation of the band with me. I greatly enjoyed their brand of Melancholy since first hearing the “Love Is Gone” album that was released by Roadrunner Records way back in 2010. Not truly that long ago but with how fast our Social Network driven society moves it might as well be an eternity ago. For those who know the original Duran Duran tune, and hold it to some high regard, I can honestly tell you that Kris, Konstantine, Billy and Cameron keep it right on point with the original groove. It’s a sad song and probably one of the only ballads that I know from Duran Duran but I guess we couldn’t expect for Dommin to do anything with Rio or Hungry Like The Wolf and keep his signature style. I liked it and I think if you were ever a fan of these guys that you will too.
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Label: Roadrunner Records
Release Date: 8/1/2009
Genre: Melodic Gothic Rock
I had the chance to catch Dommin live in concert a few months ago when they opened up for The Birthday Massacre and most recently doing the same thing for The 69 Eyes; it was at this latest show that I managed to get my hands on the bands tasty little piece of darkness – the “EP”. While it’s only a four track effort I had to say that it is a really good way to absorb the bands infectious brand of melancholy while we wait for their full length album said to be released sometime in 2010. It opens up with the superb “My Heart, Your Hands”, and this brooding track quickly draws you down into the mire of despair that singer/guitarist Kris Dommin is presenting for us all. Clearly this tune speaks to the lovelorn and the heavy use of keyboards and solemn voice make this an instant favorite that I can attest to being a powerful number in the live sense. “Dark Holiday” is a little more lively with an almost cabaret groove at points and by the closing “Awake”, I felt that I was listening to what would happen if Danzig wrote music for The Cure and Depeche Mode back in their earliest heyday from its eighties guitar melodies and pumping groove. This is by no means a slight, as Kris does have a distinct tone of his own but at points sounds just like Glen when it comes down to it. The listener will find that this works very well in the bands material and at the end of the short release you will be very hopeful that we don’t wait too long for “Love Is Gone”, the bands very first full-length recording.
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