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Sweden’s Pain is an industrial metal band. The band started out as a hobby project for Hypocrisy front man Peter Tägtgren, whose idea was to fuse metal with electronic influences. Tägtgren is the only official member. Pain’s self titled debut was released in 1996, and since, Pain has released five more albums (one album featuring Anette Olzon from Nightwish), nine singles and a DVD.

“MUSIC IS everything to me. I’ve been through two divorces and a whole world of shit because of music but still it is the most important thing in the world to me. I’d rather have music than anything else.”

So speaks 36-year-old Peter Tägtgren, musician, producer and creative brain behind Pain. His has been a life immersed in music, in pushing boundaries, and taking ideas to both their logical and illogical extremes. It’s been a career that has involved fronting bands – notably Hypocrisy, and
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PAIN Pain album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Industrial Metal 1996
PAIN Rebirth album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Industrial Metal 1999
PAIN Nothing Remains the Same album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Nothing Remains the Same
Industrial Metal 2002
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Dancing With the Dead
Industrial Metal 2004
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Psalms of Extinction
Industrial Metal 2007
PAIN Cynic Paradise album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Cynic Paradise
Industrial Metal 2008
PAIN You Only Live Twice album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
You Only Live Twice
Industrial Metal 2011
PAIN Coming Home album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Coming Home
Industrial Metal 2016

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End of the Line
Industrial Metal 1999
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Shut Your Mouth
Industrial Metal 2001
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Just Hate Me
Industrial Metal 2002
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Same Old Song
Industrial Metal 2004
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Industrial Metal 2005
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I'm Going In
Industrial Metal 2008

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Live Is Overrated
Industrial Metal 2006

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PAIN Coming Home

Album · 2016 · Industrial Metal
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Coming Home’ is the most recent album from Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy), their eighth, released in 2016. Tägtgren started Pain as a side project to bring together his interests of industrial and techno into metal, and in the studio provides all the music and vocals himself, with the rest of the guys being the live band. I have been playing this album quite a lot recently, as with this album he has also been bringing in some symphonic elements, and although there are times when he is influenced by Rammstein there are plenty of others when it could be Dimmu Borgir or even Nightwish. It is the sort of metal album I can imagine getting plenty of flak from reviewers as there are quite a few numbers that one could imagine being played on a rock radio station as they are quite commercial. That it made it into the Top 30 in four different European countries doesn’t surprise me at all.

The album starts with a country and western pastiche, with is worrying on a couple of fronts: namely it’s country and western and the production seems to be missing all of the bottom end. But then the guitars really kick in and “Designed To Piss You Off” lives up to its name. There is something about this album that makes it incredibly listenable to, right from the off, which is probably why I have been playing it so much in the car recently. It is perfect travelling music, bashing the steering wheel and singing along with the music blasting very loudly indeed. Funnily enough I don’t have many passengers. This is industrial metal for those who feel that Rammstein are just too Germanic, who enjoy the odd symphonic influence but don’t want it to always be there or be over the top, and enjoy strong bottom end nu-metal vibes with English lyrics. Now that they have finished touring this one, they are promising album number nine in the future. Something to look forward to.

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