Balaam & the Angel

Days of Madness

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Days of Madness by Balaam & the Angel was released in what would prove the waning days of pop-metal's dominance on the charts. The album definitely reflects that era. Steve Brown, who had produced the Cult, came aboard to produce. Oddly enough, Days of Madness does resemble the Cult, but more so Electric, which was produced by Rick Rubin and not Brown. The result is still well-mannered, fairly melodic, and, ultimately, mostly forgettable. "She Really Gets To Me" has some kinetic pop and "Goodbye Forever" is a hooky, Goth-tinged number. Despite the slight Gothic vibe, the band never truly seems committed. Instead, they seem to want to retain commercial viability. Days of Madness isn't a bad release but, lacking a personality like Ian Astbury or Billy Duffy, Balaam & the Angel is somewhat generic and of little note.

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