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Boston's Dambuilders thankfully didn't conform themselves for the sake of their major-label debut. If anything, the opening moments of the grating "Copsucker" showed that they were ready to scream louder and rawer than they had in the past. The only noticeable change -- and a refreshing one at that -- is that the slightly polished production helps bring out the band's striking melodies and the tenderness in Dave Derby's vocals (at their most inspired on "Smell"), which serves a wider assortment of dramatics than any of the ...

Encendedor 1994, EastWest

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