LOST IN PAIN - Lost In Pain

Lost In Pain - Lost In Pain

12 songs
48:34 minutes
***** ***


Lost In Pain are a young metal band from the South of Luxembourg that began its career in 2009. Early on they won a small talent contest which allowed them to record their demo Stronger Than Ever. Their first big moment though was this year’s gig at the local Metal Battle where they made a lot of new fans with their great performance. They may not have won that competition, but it still helped their reputation. Their self-titled debut album will certainly propel the band even further.

The album starts with a short intro reminding of Metallica’s Nothing Else Matters, while the following Sick And Tired’s fast riff shows parallels to that same band’s Battery. This comparison imposes itself more than once during the record’s nearly fifty minutes length, but I guess that one could come up with worse inspirations. The vocals are actually sounding close to James Hetfield’s, but unlike Metallica, Lost In Pain mostly do without lengthy tracks, preferring instead a more concise songwriting. The band surprises again and again with enormous precision, great technical skills, and it’s especially the fast double bass drum attacks that will leave you speechless.

The CD also contain a couple of quieter pieces, like Afraid and the radio single Relive. This doesn’t prevent the quartet to add enough power into their music. All in all this debut offers a nice balance between neckbreakers la Lost In Pain 2 and mid-tempo groovers like The Four Letter Word. It’s hard to say which they master better, as they easily succeed in both. The only weaker track is This World where music and vocals not always seem to work together. But you should still listen to the album from beginning to end, or you risk missing out on the concluding Even Angels Die, a little hymn that reveals the musicians’ virtuoso skills.

Lost In Pain don’t yet achieve the same full potential on CD as we are used from their searing live shows, but it should still not be hard to get a grasp of these youngsters’ great potential. The production could be a little dirtier, to strengthen their ties to the Eighties, but otherwise this band is definitely on the right track.

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