Pain – I Am Review

Industrial Metal Titans PAIN Deliver Explosive New Album "I Am"...

Nuclear Blast

Release: 17 May 2024

 

Line Up:

All music and lyrics by Peter Tägtgren
All instruments performed by Peter Tägtgren
Drums performed by Sebastian Tägtgren
 
Except:
Don’t Wake The Dead
Revolution
Music by Sebastian Tägtgren 
Instruments performed by Sebastian Tägtgren
 
My Angel
Lyrics by Cecile Simeone and Peter Tägtgren
Vocals by Cecile Simeone and Peter Tägtgren

 

Tracklist:

1. I Just Dropped By (to say goodbye)
2. Don’t Wake The Dead
3. Go With The Flow
4. Not For Sale 
5. Party In My Head
6. I Am
7. Push The Pusher
8. The New Norm
9. Revolution
10. My Angel
11. Fair Game

 

I Am,” the latest offering from the creative genius behind PAIN, Peter Tägtgren, emerges as a formidable addition to the band’s repertoire. Released under the esteemed Nuclear Blast label, this album showcases PAIN’s mastery of industrial metal, blurring the lines between aggression and melody with finesse.

Under Tägtgren’s meticulous production, “I Am” achieves a remarkable balance of sonic enormity and intimate detail, inviting listeners to immerse themselves fully in its sonic landscape.

From the very first track, “I Just Dropped By (to say goodbye),” the album commands attention with its relentless energy and uncompromising intensity. Tägtgren’s distinct fusion of industrial elements, dynamic rhythms, and searing guitar work creates a captivating sonic whirlwind that captivates until the final note dissipates.

Amidst the album’s ferocity, moments of unexpected beauty emerge. Tracks like “Revolution” and “My Angel” introduce haunting melodies and atmospheric layers, showcasing Tägtgren’s versatility as both a songwriter and composer.

The album maintains a palpable sense of urgency throughout, each track delivering a visceral sonic experience propelled by thunderous percussion and Tägtgren’s impassioned vocals. Anthemic choruses in tracks such as “Party In My Head” and “Push The Pusher” resonate with power, while “Don’t Wake The Dead” injects a frenetic energy into the mix.

“I Am” serves as a powerful testament to PAIN’s significant presence in the industrial metal scene. With its relentless intensity, infectious melodies, and impeccable craftsmanship, this album demands attention from aficionados of heavy music. Prepare for an auditory journey unlike any other, as “I Am” cements PAIN’s position as an unstoppable force in the realm of industrial metal.

 

Score: 8/10

Reviewed by: Shadow Editor

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