Here Comes The Pain is the debut album from this newer Slovakian band and they definitely are something to keep an eye on to be sure! Basically the sound comes down to a mixture of old school hard rock and early metal with an ode to the early UK scene. Even a bit of 70s AOR and a bit of glam can be found here as well as various other slightly more modern elements sprinkled in to give it a bit of an updated sound but they for the most part are a band heavily focused on the early sound. The production is pretty solid though a bit light in today’s standards, but it doesn’t take anything away from the music any and the songs are pretty solid overall with lots of really memorable tracks. Some of the tracks could be fleshed out a bit better but this is a debut effort after all and for a debut it is smoking hot!. I have a feeling that they are just only getting started writing here and I just have a feeling that the next one out is going to showcase it as the band gains confidence and experience. There really isn’t much downside here as I really enjoy this album, it has quite a bit of depth and variety. Tracks such as the soft Wanna Love My Girl feels like an epic 70s style proto-ballad that is very moving and still has the rock and roll feel to it, then you combine it with tracks like Burn The Witch, which (no pun intended), really makes you feel you are reliving your youth with its old school feel. Here Comes The Pain? Why no, there was no pain at all when listening to this one, just lots of enjoyment thank you! After listening to this CD I have a smile on my face and am looking forward to more!
Choice Tracks – Burn The Witch, Burning Eyes, Prisoner In The Wasteland, So Far Away, Forgotten Heroes, Wanna Love My Girl