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Band
Vain
Title
Rolling with the Punches
Type
LP/EP
Company
Independent
YOR
2016
Style
Hard Rock
4/20/2017 - Review by: Eric Compton
Laid back hard rock with a lively feel
Vain's much anticipated follow-up to 2011 full-length 'Enough Rope' was delayed a few times in 2016. The album finally reaches shelves due to a PledgeMusic push in late 2016. It's a good one, with plenty of slower, laid-back tunes that shape up the album. Davy Vain sounds great as usual, accessible with a feeling of wide open space in between melodic licks. The heaviest is charger 'Sacrifice' while cuts like 'Show Your Love' are a bit more sleaze rock. I'll take 'Deliver the Passion' as the album's best of. It's moody and has a slight punk feel to it.
Recommended for fans of: Dokken, Great White
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
3.5
MUSIC
3.5
VOCALS
4
PRODUCTION
3.5
ARTWORK
2.5
LYRICS
4.5


  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    3.5 :AVE RATING

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TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Rolling with the Punches
2016
Independent
Eric Compton4/20/2017
3.5

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