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Pain City: Rock And Roll Hearts
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Pain City: Rock And Roll Hearts

Speed Metal Rock
3.0/5.0

In a mere 13 months after their last album, Norway's Pain City, lead by former Carburetors guitarist Stian Krogh, returns with their third studio album, Rock And Roll Hearts. The album features new drummer Petter Haukaas, also associated with Oslo-based bands Barbarian Fist and Goddess.

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Otherwise, nothing much has changed with Pain City. The power trio still plays speed metal rock. Krogh writes all the songs, and then gathers his fellow cohorts to flesh them out. Every song is formula of Krogh's rapid razor riffs, assertive Lemmy-like vocals, and ripping guitar solos, all wrapped in the rhythm section's gallop and groove. The songs are also short, fast, and to the point, clocking several seconds over three minutes. It's a simple formula. Simple to the point of redundancy and repetitiveness. And, with the bonus track, you get 12 songs at 40 minutes of Pain City's speed metal rock. Ergo, if you're a fan of the band, you will enjoy Rock And Roll Hearts.


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With the bonus track, you get 12 songs at 40 minutes of Pain City's speed metal rock. Ergo, if you're a fan of the band, you will enjoy Rock And Roll Hearts.

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