Recent Reviews

September 2019

August 2019

July 2019

[ More Music Reviews ]


Pain City: Keep It Real
Pain City - Keep It Real Music Review

Pain City: Keep It Real

Heavy Metal Rock
3.5/5.0

Pain City is new band from Norway, formed in 2014 by Stian Krogh, formerly the main songwriter and lead guitarist of The Carburetors. Essentially a power trio the band features Petter Haukaas on drums and Morten Nilsen on bass. Keep It Real is their latest and second album.

Pain City Photo - Click For Larger Image

Pain City

If you have some knowledge of The Carburetors, Krogh and Pain City stray little from that band's version of heavy metal rock. Pain City blends sharp metal riffs with rock rhythm and groove, and then adds some punk energy and pop sensibility. The songs hard and heavy, but also have a shot of rock and groove to give them some AOR accessibility. You'll hear this mixture in songs like Alive And Free, Today I Ain't Myself, Rock Them All, or Cannonball On Fire, a firecracker of a song that has some brisk speed with groove. For something different, Swallowed By Flames, another metal rocker features fine vocal harmony and, about two-thirds in, a fine breakdown with light guitar over drums. If I could make a strange comparison, Pain City sounds like a less angry, more friendly, Motorhead. Yeah. Weird, huh? Essentially, with Keep It Real, Pain City offers some brisk heavy metal rock with some get up and groove. Check them out.


Another Dangerdog Review
Inglorious - Ride To Nowhere Music Review

Inglorious: Ride To Nowhere

Melodic Hard Rock
3.5/5.0

With little doubt, England's Inglorious is riding the wave of their own success. 2017's II was a chart buster for the band, reaching number one on UK rock charts. Now the band ... [ Read More ]


CraigHartranft.net - New fiction, crime fiction by Craig Hartranft

The Bottom Line

Essentially, with Keep It Real, Pain City offers some brisk heavy metal rock with some get up and groove. Check them out.

Find A Review

Alphabetical Index

a b c d e f g h i j
k l m n o p q r s t
u v w x y z #
Album of the Week
 Read The Defiants - Zokusho music review

How's your Japanese? Zokusho, in Japanese, means the sequel or the next chapter. Ergo, we have The Defiants latest and second long player, Zokusho. Click on the album cover above and take a gander ... [ Read More ]

August 2019 Statistics
  • Users: 6,756
  • New Users: 5,941
  • Sessions: 12,654
  • Pageviews: 43,179

Source: Google Analytics