D:A:D

Everything Glows

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In the late 1980s, with pop-metal in full swing, some crafty record companies looked outside of the U.S. to try to find the next big band, that hopefully, would do battle with the likes of Mötley Crüe and Bon Jovi for high Stateside chart placement. Denmark's contribution to the cause was D-A-D, whose success in the U.S. was fleeting, when their 1989 album, No Fuel Left for the Pilgrims, created a minor buzz among hair-sprayed headbangers. But the group has continued rocking & rolling ever since as they retained a sizable fanbase back home, as evidenced by the arrival of their seventh studio album overall 2000's, Everything Glows. The group still follows their sonic approach of yesteryear on certain tunes, especially such metal-dipped-in-sleaze ditties as "Road Below Me" and "Evil Twin," as well as a song title that even Andrew Dice Clay may deem as a bit too suggestive to include on an album ("Kiss Between the Legs"). Elsewhere, D-A-D lets a bit of roots rock into their sound ("Candy Bar," "As Common As," etc.), which shows the group is not as one-dimensional as some of the other similarly styled bands of the aforementioned "pretty boy" era.

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