Is Pain - 1999

Year of Release: 1999
Label: Goldtrack Records
Catalog Number:
Format: CD
Total Time: 49:11:00

This has to be one of the best Spanish bands I've ever heard. Is Pain is a 4-piece and this is their debut CD.

The band offer an energetic form of melodic metal with some progressive elements. Not unlike Balance of Power, this band create music concentrated around heavy crunchy guitars, occasional staccato riffing, great soloing, pounding drums, good keys, great powerful mid-ranged vocals and really catchy, accessible melody-lines and songs. Spanish vocalists usually tend to be rather weak or really accented, but this guy delivers the goods. The production is surprisingly good, very energetic, powerful and clear, where every instrument is present. When taking a look at the liner notes it says that Timo Tolkki of Stratovarius fame has mixed the CD at Finnvox studios, so no wonder why this stuff sounds good. I'm really impressed by this band and they definitely have the potential to go somewhere.

If you like powerful melodic metal with great production, playing and songs, this is absolutely worth the money.

[This review originally November 2002 appeared at the ProgPower Online review site -ed.]

The Shadow / Space Happiness / Two Days In Paradise / Moving Over / Mind Escape / An Angel For Me / Blowing Down (Your Beggar Mind) / Realize / Not From God / The Pain Is Killing Me


1999 (1999)

Genre: Progressive-Power Metal

Origin ES

Added: January 1st 2005
Reviewer: Bjørnar Bevolden
Hits: 966
Language: english


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