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US alt rock four-piece DOMMIN have announced the release of their third album, ‘Beautiful Crutch’. Produced and mixed by the band’s namesake, Kristofer Dommin ‘Beautiful Crutch’ is now available everywhere digital music is sold and streamed.
Enigmatic frontman and guitarist Kristofer Dommin reveals, “‘Beautiful Crutch’ is another step forward in the band’s musical growth. While this is an expansion of the band’s soundscape, some of the moods will be familiar to those that fell in love with our first album.” The songs are darker than ‘Rise’ yet not pain-ridden like ‘Love Is Gone’. Wanting, romance and hope are major themes throughout this album.
‘Beautiful Crutch’ follows the band’s triumphant return with ‘Rise’ in 2015. The band had risen from the ashes of post-record company fallout, legal issues and personal tragedy with a successful crowdfunding campaign. Within mere hours of announcing their album, the band reached their fundraising target and eventually raised 11 times the goal. The results of the campaign put to rest the band’s self-doubt and illustrated the die-hard emotional connection they had made with their fans. Eventually the release led to a European distribution deal with German-based, Eternal Sound Records.
Dommin first captivated listeners in 2010 with their debut ‘Love Is Gone’ on Roadrunner Records. Described as “the voice of the broken-hearted,” that album saw the quartet defining a new era of underground goth-inspired alt rock, influenced by the likes of The Doors, Depeche Mode, Nirvana, Rammstein, and Type O Negative. First single, ‘My Heart, Your Hands’ was lauded as iTunes ‘Song Of The Week’ upon release. Dommin hit the road supporting acts like Rob Zombie, HIM, Lacuna Coil, Volbeat, Black Veil Brides, and Bullet For My Valentine, as well as performing at international festivals including Soundwave (Australia), Rock Am Ring/Rock Im Park (Germany), and Download (UK). The band then went on to pick up nominations for Best New Band and Best International Newcomer at the UK’s Metal Hammer Awards and Kerrang! Awards.
Fast-forward and Dommin is still carrying the torch of the tormented lover with their upcoming release. ‘Beautiful Crutch’ serenades the listener with a mood of yearning that suits the crooner’s strong sultry vocal and may be an illustration of art imitating life. The past year found members of the band deepening their personal romantic relationships with engagements and a marriage that found the singer/guitarist moving to Australia. Kristofer elaborates, “The album title, ‘Beautiful Crutch’ refers to anything or anyone that helps you pull through darkness and hopelessness. Sometimes it’s an idea. Sometimes it’s faith. It can be a mantra, a song or a special person that helps you get back on your feet.” One thing is certain, Dommin’s third album is another demonstration of the band’s growth and maturity and Kristofer’s compelling voice that continues to unite all the songs under a common identity aching to seduce the listener into a very personal narrative.
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“Beautiful Crutch is an album full of memorable hooks (“Show Me,” “Madly”); tenebrous, Gothic sonancy; and sanguine lyrics that speak of relationships, love, and finding one’s place in this crazy world. It is a classic oxymoron: the happy Goth. Considering that Dommin are a band that are beyond impossible to categorize, this extreme contrariety should come as no surprise. The beauty of the band is their unwillingness to box themselves into any particular genre and Beautiful Crutch continues this tradition. For this reason and so very many more, CrypticRock gives Dommin’s Beautiful Crutch 5 out of 5 stars.” (CrypticRock.Com)
“I’m sure that, after Beautiful Crutch, the realm of meaningful and passionate music created by Dommin will only get stronger, giving even more stamina and inspiration for the band to keep writing all those love rockin’ songs, keeping the hearts of their fans warm even during the coldest nights of winter.” (The Headbanging Moose)
“Dommin have delivered an endearingly dark and dramatic endeavour here that provokes a lot of thought and contemplation as it unfolds. Its proficient fusion of forceful vocals and impactful music is sure seduce a diverse audience.” (PureMzine.Com)
“But what makes these songs ultimately so entertaining is that they are so well crafted and massive.” (MaximumVolumeMusic.Com)
“Rise is glorious goth-tinged hard rock romp, which stands out like a glorious gem among the dusty debris of this summer’s album releases.” (PowerPlay) 9 power points!
“Rise seriously ups the ante, a stronger sense of individuality still employing the same influences to offer up a sound showing more maturity, more live long in the memory moments and more resistance to being removed from your play-list rotation.” (Fireworks)
“Dommin is a band that defies classification.” (hitthepitblog.com)
“He writes about personal experiences with the same intensity and passion with which he interprets them. His voice gives the songs another dimension; stentorian, yet full of pain.” (musicomh.com)
“Along with talented songwriting, drawn from deep emotions of lost love, Dommin has borrowed musical styles across the decades to create a unique sound.” (examiner.com)
“Love is Gone is a brilliant album.” (hegatewayonline.ca)
“In our modern musical world, many artists often imitate others. Dommin has done just the opposite. In Love Is Gone, the band has blended a variety of music styles and created a unique sound.” (thecontrapuntist.com)
“Dommin’s uncanny way of making alternative rock music that sounds like your heart veering near the edge of the world is long lost in today’s world of rock.” (frantikmag.com)