|VAIN: "Tired Of Being A Slave"
Distribution effective from May 2002 through Swiss Music Pool
|(22:40) Recorded and mixed at Klangatelier by Sven Ischer and Vain Mastering by Toby Lüscher|
|review by dalia "gryphon_spirit"
|Yesterday evening , at Chäslager in Stans (Switzerland), Vain have
celebrated with a nice party the official release of
their first record: this mini CD "Tired Of Being A Slave" . So, who
are Vain? Here we go: Vain is a three member young Swiss band (this band was founded in the year
2000!) of the German area that, though at its first experiences, is
already showing the right talent . Musical genre? Well, already from first notes one can understand that this band is playing an authentic alternative, almost depressive, rock, with
many grunge influences and only few nu-metal elements which on the whole
"don't disturb" at all the general soundscape. Their rock schemes develop
above all in a melodic, gloomy area, intensified in some tracks by
an effective austere and unadorned cello support, given by Sylvie who has
co-operated for the record of this CD . Our guys (guitar + bass + drums) already show much
self-confidence with their instruments and it's surely remarkable the
passion with which they mix sadness, melody and hardness, influences
coming from grunge but also, I would say, from a certain typical good
british pop and new own proposals. Their music is really melanchonic but at the same time
lively enough to impact in a catchy way, with good inspiration and chords which can only grow during the future evolution of the band. They don't show heavy and angry guitar attacks, though guitars are
very well underlined, cause, when they want, they can give an acceleration to their sound showing a perfectly hard face, like they do in
track "Alkaline" for example , which also begins with a very valuable and interesting hard loop
and could be envied also by End Of Green.
Very interesting are Roger's lyrics too, cause they show engagment in the social field but are extremely lapidary . There is no need to make long speeches when the world around you is full of unsolved problems and only very few people care about. Or not?. Just to give an idea: from "Alkaline"
things we never see
are all in a way confused (and abused)
It needs centuries to build a world
It takes less to destroy it"
and from "Freedom"
we'll look down
Oh, oh Freedom is the way I gonna live"
or from "24 Hours"
24 hours did I lie
fuckin' hours to see what's coming
24 hours to change her resort
it's not fair, the kids are still sad
they felt so lost, war is in vain
and finally from "Bastard"
"I've the right to be wrong like all the politicians" well indeed this is a question . Who has never been just for a moment absorbed by such a thought?
It's more than obvious that Vain still need to grow and that every track of this CD could be improved if the band could have at disposal the "mega-big -ultra- super - hyper" production means which sorround the famous acts, but what should interest is the potentiality and quality of the band and its music in itself, so methinks that Vain are very talented, and I personally find that Vain express their alternative rock in a very coherent way . Therefore...if well begun is half done... welcome Vain!
dalia di giacomo
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