|Review: Name In Vain - Name In Vain|
|Name In Vain|
Year released: 2008
Genre: Heavy Metal
Review online: December 2, 2008
Reviewed by: Larry Griffin
for:Name In Vain
Rated 3/5 (60%) (4 Votes)
In the realm of homogeneous, guitar-heavy, tough guy groove metal, Name In Vain have about as much chance as any other band at being the next big thing, and I actually like these guys a lot more than your usual Lamb of God/Pantera rejects. Name In Vain play a cleaner, more traditional style of metal with some definite groove influence, but not enough to really detract from the enjoyment, and the Sabbath influence takes precedence over the Pantera one. This is just solid all around, with a clear, loud production job (nice, for an unsigned band) and some satisfying, meaty guitar attacks that will have you headbanging a fair bit.
There isn't anything spectacular here, but what you will find is a collection of acceptable, decent songs that will keep you headbanging and rocking along for fifteen minutes. The first song is kind of mediocre, but "Pitbull Wings," despite its very strange title, is a much better cut, with a killer slow part and some nice riffs. The other two songs are decent enough, as well, and don't you just hate it when you don't have much to say about an album? Name In Vain are pretty good, and I'll be looking out for their debut album next year. Recommended if you like more modern stuff.
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