Dommin have always been pretty darn great for those who like melodramatic, 80′s influenced vampire rock. I saw them live only once in NYC many years ago now and they left a lasting impression. Their mistreatment by Roadrunner was one of the labels worst screw ups (not as bad as how they mishandled Amanda Palmer, but pretty damn bad). “My Heart, Your Hands” could’ve definitely made them a new generations more pretty boy Type O/Danzig amalgam if they’d been pushed harder. It was a killer song that I still Youtube every few years to rock out to the chorus.
I’ve kept up on them from time to time because my friend Jelena who I used to write with at Crusher Magazine dated one of the guys and at some point I signed their mailing list. So, pleased to say the band have a new tune “Falling Into Ashes” that is pretty strong. It is from their second album Rise, which I think was originally intended for Roadrunner?
Kristofer’s voice sounds great and warm as usual, a seductive and low croon that makes the sort of straight forward rock with morose/pop melded overtones another band would turn into pure butt rock or simpering gothic drivel somehow transform into a special experience. Dommin songs always have cool keyboard parts, ghostly textures and ear candy moments that pay off.
Kristofer always seems to have a way to make everything turn from lead into gold under his guidance and is really in his element on this one. It is cool to hear a strong new original, despite enjoying the string of Dommin related covers of artists like Sia and Duran Duran.
About the new video Kristofer said, “”Konstantine did a great job with this video going for an other worldly almost fantasy type feel. We added a narrative to the original meaning of the song with this video. Instead of just feeling like the world is crumbling around me, we made myself the source of the problem. Anything I go near loses its life and color. Eventually, I cause my own destruction.”