R.I.P. Jeff Hanneman.
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First things first, though this release date since 2012, it is never too late to discover good music, even more so when Incarcerated, the fourth album from Finnish Pain Confessor stayed away from any recognition that he deserved. What is shame because the band created something very interesting here.
The need to label their sound, the tag Melodeath is inevitable, however their sound ultimately go a little further. Instead of guitar solos unfold into 2 by 2 Be’lakor or minutes as in The Gallery of Dark Tranquillity, just to name examples of more prevalent, they are more concerned about scoring a certain weight through very few riffs in thrash wave, carrying us further into the universe of At the Gates What else, allied to this, a battery pretty powerful sometimes even entering the field the blast beats as in Vitriol.
Which is not to say that the disc is sparing with melody, even with respect to the ropes 6, there is here achieved some soils as well, and this ultimately emanate mostly of keyboards in charge of Pasi Laihanen, though these never assume the role of a too prominent along the disk, serving almost always with element of adornment.
Moreover the voice Make Kiv beyond the registers more extreme, sometimes even singing screams coming from black metal, also has its component that brightens more melodic choruses such as Oceans of Sickness, or Gravel Serpent Spine which, coincidentally, also end up being three of the best themes contained Incarcerated in, with particular attention to the first.
In sum, 10 subjects melodeath spicy, some better than others of course, but They serve as an excellent starting point to discover the career of a group that already vai with 4 studio albums. We can only hope it is not too late, and that this review will in time to warn some people for this diamond in the rough, lost somewhere in the year of 2012.
Rating: 8.6 / 10
Review by António Salazar Antunes
Pain Confessor will release the fifth album “The Birds”, a concept album drawing inspiration from the Hitchcock masterpiece motion picture “The Birds”! The album is set for 2014 Q1 release.
1. Fowl Eraser
2. Waste of Good Turkey Stuffing
4. Penguins of Sickness
5. Lake of Ducks
6. Poor Man’s Parrot
7. Coming Down A Flamingo
8. Another Duck
10. Garnished Waterfowl
Gig review of The Circus show with Heaven Shall Burn and Artificial Heart by Klaudia Weber / Stalker Magazine (rating 9/10)
Wed 20.3. The Circus, Helsinki, Fi / Heaven Shall Burn, Artificial Heart
Sat 20.4. Bar 15, Seinäjoki, Fi / Enthrone The Unborn
Sat 25.5. Hyvinkään Jalostamo, Hyvinkää, Fi
Thu 20.6. Nummirock, Kauhajoki, Fi
Fri 19.7. Club Cosmopoli, Kerava, Fi / Enthrone The Unborn
Sat 20.7. Wanaja Festival, Hämeenlinna, Fi
Fri 16.8. Dark River Festival, Kotka, Fi