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Addicted To Pain / Blog

YAHOO! Groups Detritus Issue #558 - Week of July 26, 2010 - ATP Review.

Hailing from Albany, NY, Addicted To Pain has been unleashed onto the metal scene, releasing a four-track self-titled E.P. for metalheads everywhere to devour. Leo Curley (vocals, guitar), Bob Horvath (bass), and Gregory Nash (drums) make up this truculent trio. They describe themselves as "vintage, manly metal." They also proclaim their sound is, "of '80s era first-wave thrash." After giving this E.P. a listen, I can attest to those remarks are correct! The first track is "Hear N Now." Immediately I thought of Metallica upon hearing the vocals set in. It's an energetic song. It's straightforward metal, sounding kind of like a modernized '80s thrash song. Next up is "Trust Me." It's intense, bludgeoning your ears with a certain brutality, a brutality that makes metalheads want to get up and scream with music. "Abigail" is third on the list, and following suit of the previous tracks, it delivers a blaring sonic punch! It's fast, and has an old-skool feel to it. To wrap up the E.P., "Going Going Gone," is yet another fiery assault! And it's even a bit catchy. I can imagine this band having an explosive live show. For an E.P., this was quite an onslaught. - Stephanie Davison (Zatanna7@comcast.net)