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Tainted Nation - F.E.A.R.

Tainted Nation
by Katarzyna Zakolska at 11 March 2013, 1:27 PM

TAINTED NATION is Hard Rock band hailing from the both the UK and Sweden consisting of rather well known musicians from the Rock / Metal worlds: Pete Newdeck (EDEN'S CURSE, GRIM REAPER, KILLERS, Steve Grimmett), Pontus Egberg (THE POODLES, LIONS SHARE, ZAN CLAN), Ian Nash (Steve Grimmett, LIONHEART) and the skin man Mark Cross (FIREWIND, OUTLOUD, HELLOWEEN, KINGDOM COME). Their music is a deliverance of Hard Rock mixed with power and modernized echoes. Just recently they unleashed their debut via Massacre Records, “F.E.A.R.”.

“Dare You” opened the gates with power riffs driven by elements of modern mixing with a fine melodic voice pattern of Pete Newdeck at the helm. The chorus is totally brilliant. “You Still Hang Around” followed former's lead yet with a spectacular guitar solo hammering in the style of THE POODLES. There were a few electronic add-ons that reminded of the cover of the Industrial DOPE to the 80s hit “You Spin Me Round”. “Loser” will make your heyday, pure power with a melodic edge with a smashing chorus. Worth to listen is also “Who’s Watching You”, a fast paced Heavy Metal attack while “Your Only Friend” continues ramming forward with a memorable chorus planted and executed with modern techniques and a grand wall of sound. “Don’t Forget Where You Came From” bites the flesh with low tuned guitars along with an atmosphere inspired by a mixture of QUEEN and AMARANTHE. There are also a few fresh ideas and sounds of keys with plenty of power in the vein of PINK CREAM 69. “Never Promised You Anything” shares the sensations of the THE POODLES. Energetic chorus & fantastic guitars of the “Haunted” reminded me the melodies of OZZY OSBOURNE's latest hit, “Let Me Hear You Scream”. “Don’t Tell Me” seemed a bit different, still straightforward but also way progressed and complex than the rest of them, a great guitar solo on top of a wonderful rhythm section. “What Are You Waiting For” is your average modern Heavy Metal onslaught, pretty nice, well played and a showcase of the members' musical experience. I also found rudiments of HELLOWEEN, NICKELBACK and EDGUY.

I'm totally surprised by album of TAINTED NATION. The production is in a high level, and the material shows plenty of character. I'm sure that everyone who is a fan of Hard Rock, with bits of melodic, yet tough, Heavy Metal would like to take on this album. Sincerely, this is a must.


4 Star Rating

1. Dare You
2. Loser
3. You Still Hang Around
4. Nothing Like You Seem
5. Who’s Watching You
6. Your Only Friend
7. Hell Is A Lie
8. Don’t Forget Where You Came From
9. Never Promised You Anything
10. Haunted
11. Don’t Tell Me
12. What Are You Waiting For
Pete Newdeck - Vocals
Ian Nash - Guitars, Backing Vocals
Pontus Egberg - Bass, Backing Vocals
Mark Cross - Drums, Backing Vocals
Record Label: Massacre Records


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