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Definitely a U.K. band to keep your eyes and ears on, Damn Dice could have a great future.

After a bit of a wobbly debut EP a few years ago, U.K. hopefuls Damn Dice seem to have taken a good look at themselves and veered off their original, rather Glammy, course onto something a lot more traditional in a Hard Rock sense. 'The Great Unknown' sees the band trading hairspray and guyliner for bigger riffs and, truth be told, better tunes.

DD have certainly retained their melodic bones, as '...Unknown' has plenty of hooks to keep the casual listener occupied. There's a definite element of Sleaze throughout, helped by vocalist Alex's high register but very cool singing. The band backing him up are tight and pretty damned heavy at times, but they never sacrifice melody for power and the whole album is never anything less than entertaining.

They even get away with a track called 'Bang Your Head', which is not the easiest thing to do. Their sound is a nice mix of American and British and I would also add to that very polished for such a young band. You could easily imagine them opening for Mötley Crüe and the like with no problems whatsoever.

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'The Great Unknown' doesn't break down any barriers but it doesn't try to either. This is straightforward "kick ass" Rock with a Sleazy base, it is as heavy as you could want from this sort of music but catchy as hell as well. I would recommend that you scurry off to Youtube right now and check out their single 'Driven' – if that grabs you, and it should, then this album is a purchase you certainly won't regret.

Definitely a U.K. band to keep your eyes and ears on, Damn Dice could have a great future.

Alan Holloway

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