“OX fanzine on 'Victim of Circumstance' and 'Small Town Hell' "Hey, what�s this !? This CD is very geil (german word for good, well). The Damaged from US are playing sound, which is subscribed in Info as mix between punk, oi and hardcore. A very pretty rough voice, a tough backround and a hard guitar is that, what a good sound need and this 13 times on that CD. On this CD are all 13 songs a smasher. From this band we will hear a lot of times in future, when world is fair. Geil, Geil, Geil !!! TIP !!! 9 from 10 POINTS " Written by Guntram for”
— OX Fanzine, Haan, Germany, Issue #44
“Plastic Bomb fanzine on 'Victim of Circumstance' and 'Small Town Hell' "I can't believe it! The Damaged has been together for a few years and I've never heard of them! These are the first songs I've heard by The Damaged. Thirteen rockin' songs that kick the house down. An excellent mix of punk and oi with ingenious choruses make this a genuine hit CD. Buy it and start moshing!" Written by Frank from”
— Plastic Bomb Fanzine, Dusiburg, Germany, Issue 36 (Autumn 2001)
“This is a real gem of an EP from Massachusetts� THE DAMAGED. Recorded in the same studio as �Do or Die� by the DROPKICK MURPHYS �Victim of Circumstance� takes on a much harder edge but still maintains really good melodies delivered mostly by the guitar and solidified with vigorous, powerful vocals- a combination that makes for a intense package. Of the 6 tracks 5 are all extremely solid songs but it is the second one �Out of Today� which really takes THE DAMAGED a step up. With an amazingly melodic guitar intro to the bruising chorus this song fucking rocks. Not by coincidence it is also going to be featured on NFT�s �Suburban Life Sentence� compilation. All in all, an excellent slice of sincere, unyielding punk rock.”
— Front Teeth Fanzine, London. THE DAMAGED - 'VICTIM OF CIRCUMSTANCE' CD EP
“Here at NFT HQ we are big fans of The Damaged and their debut EP, "Small Town Hell", only goes to prove how consistently good they really are. I can honestly hold my hand up and say that there is not a bad track on here in fact they are all extremely good. From the off The Damaged deliver original foot stomping punk rock combined with some superb melodies. This is set to a backdrop of lyrics dealing with the frustrations of every thing around them from where they live to their own personall weaknesses.
— No Front Teeth Fanzine, London