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Artist: Damned Nation

Title: Road of Desire

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Damned Nation Road of Desire Album Cover


Category: Melodic Rock

Year: 1999

Label: Z Records

Catalog Number: 1997014


Thomas Thorsen vocals
Robert Warnqvist guitar, vocals
Anders Andersson keyboards
Magnus Jonsson bass
Roger Jern drums


1.  Come Hell or High Water  
2.  When the Truth Becomes a Lie  
3.  Road of Desire  
4.  Hold On  
5.  Calling Your Loveline  
6.  Soulstealer  
7.  I Got What It Takes  
8.  Life Is a Mission  
9.  The Reason I Live  
10.  Love and Devotion  
11.  Coming Home  
12.  Endless Dream  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: David Date: March 25, 2003 at 0:52
Pretty good release, not as good as their Grand Design album, but still worth a listen. I must say that Robert Warnqvist the guitarist is absolutely amazing!!

From: Rycheage Date: March 25, 2003 at 1:31
Excellent hard rock. "Road Of Desire"and "Hold On" are the standout tracks but all are good. Highly recommended!!

From: Emilio Date: March 30, 2003 at 13:16
Vaya pedazo de disco. Mi favorita es "The reason I live". Espero que aparezca pronto el siguiente album "Grand Design", me extraña que todavía no lo hayan puesto.

From: M. Allen Date: March 30, 2003 at 19:26
Fans of that European melodic metal sound would be foolish not to pick this album up. Anyone who enjoys Wicked Sensation, Speed, Talisman, and bands of that nature will appreciate the cool vocals, excellent guitars, tasty hooks, and sharp choruses DAMNED NATION displays here. The band offers no real surprises, content to play straight-forward melodic hard rock and to play it well, which should satisfy most fans of the genre. Of course, that's just my opinion...

From: T-Bone Date: May 1, 2003 at 11:46
I just heard a few tracks off this cd. So far, I'm very impressed. Great tunes and the vocalist has a David Coverdale/Eric Martin vibe to him. I snagged the cd off eBay for a mere $3. Hopefully the rest is as good as the 4 I've heard so far.

From: Chris Date: June 15, 2003 at 2:02
This is the second Damned Nation album I think and the first for Z Records. These guys know how to craft a catchy hard rock tune, with plenty of melody in there for AOR fans also. Their last album was more than 3 years back and it's nice to see the guys back again. Especially for fans of European hard rock and especially Scandinavian hard rock. There are AOR moments on this album, hooks and harmonies aside, but hard rock is the name of the game here.

From: Hrudet Date: July 1, 2003 at 21:47
A good album from the guys, one which follows up their debut nicely. Heavier in most places than that debut and stronger songs, but the production probably lets it all down a little.

From: John Date: August 4, 2003 at 12:58
I'm not always a big fan of euro-rock...but wow are the melodies on this one awesome. Calling Your Loveline is my favorite.

From: BORDER RAT Date: December 10, 2003 at 9:22

From: thelostdj Date: February 16, 2004 at 20:10
"Calling your Loveline"....killer tune....great band and a very good album. Highly recomended.

From: Dean Date: March 7, 2004 at 15:29
To me this almost sounds like a European vesion of Dokken. A band like this in America probably wouldn't do too well but from what i understand these guys do very well over there.

From: Max Date: April 3, 2004 at 5:38
A perfect melodic hard rock album!!!!!!!!

From: Lynchomaniac Date: June 6, 2004 at 11:17
This record dropped out of nowhere, and I couldn't have been more surprised. One of the greatest albums by an unknown band in years, Scandi AOR Galore!!!

From: B.Grimm Date: October 26, 2004 at 13:31
What a frellin' bomb! I was honestly shocked at how wonderful this cd is! I picked it up for $2 just for kicks and after 2 songs I went an ordered their follow up Grand Design for $25. When you find this cd, BUY IT! You will love it! Especially those who like that Whitesnake/Mr.Big/XYZ rock. I honestly can't describe how wonderful this album is. They've got a new one due out in Nov and I can't wait. I only wish it would have had better production finish, but it ain't bad. Damn, what a band!!

From: Max Date: December 2, 2004 at 0:42
What do you think of Grand Design??

From: Scandinavia Date: December 2, 2004 at 3:54
I never found this album that exciting...The quality of the material differs too much. First they wanna sound like 70s Hard Rock, then they wanna play AOR and suddenly they try to play power metal...Well, maybe I'm a bit hard in DAMNED NATION here but for me it was on "Grand Design" they really found their niche.

From: Geoff Date: January 20, 2005 at 3:01
Killer second disc, and where they established their half melodic / half straight ahead hard rock sound. 'When Truth Becomes a Lie' is a melodic gem and introduces a delicious guitar sound used many times throughout the album. 'Road of Desire' is another gem, 'Calling Your Loveline' is an album highlight - a heavy rocking delight, 'I Got What It Takes' is an AOR-ish melodic rocker, 'The Reason I Live' is my pick of the album - sensational melodic hard rock. Overall, a great heavy melodic CD.

From: juan carlos Date: April 15, 2006 at 16:10
Grandioso disco de los Damned Nation. Combinan perfectamente fuerza y melodía. El guitarrista se elabora buenos riffs que me recuerdan en la mayoría de temas a DIO (solista) y a van halen en algunas partes por nombrar a algunas bandas. Es decir, estamos ante un grupo de Hard rock con partes melódicas y partes metal. Te lo recomiendo, no te defraudará. 9/10

From: JF Date: April 18, 2006 at 20:57
Habia leido que el tercero era mejor pero yo prefiero este, tiene mas variedad. Para los amantes de buenas guitarras aqui colmaran sus expectativas, aunque claro no es un heroe tampoco. Una pena lo poco que escuche del ultimo, repito y con tan buen cantante como es Alfonzetti . Bueno este, totalmente recomendado.

From: hernanHRM/AOR Date: October 28, 2007 at 13:11
un buen albun Melodic Rock un sonidos algo agradable unos temas con potencia todo tan compacto pero nada fuera de lo comun temas ordinarios a decir verdad pues algo flojo como para ponerle 9/10 rating presiso seria 6.5/10 y el mejor tema y rescatable"When The Truth Becomes A Lie" junto a los buenos toques de guitarra a intermedio, el resto uhmmm no me convece en lo personal un albun bueno pero no gran cosa...

From: darobinson Date: December 15, 2007 at 9:31
In my opinion this is one of the best melodic rock albums ever. Robert Warnqvist plays some amazing licks on the guitar. If you like melody with some punch this is a must have!!!!

From: Ydol eM Date: September 29, 2013 at 17:11
This album was recommended to me by my friend who is deeply stuck in aor of early 80s, so somehow, I expected another Boston. After seeing the cover I "switched to" a power/speed territory, but the reality is as usual somewhere in the middle. This is a good piece of European hard n'heavy, IMO it's halfway between Harem Scarem and Pink Cream 69. Like T-Bone and B.Grimm say the vocalist is D.Coverdale, E.Martin, T.Ilous alike. 80/100.

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