NOTHING REMAINS THE SAME
ALBUM STOCKHOLM, UNIVERSAL RELEASE:
JANUARY 23, 2002 REVIEW: JANUARY 30, 2002
his best moments, Pain makes you forget that he plays a kind of techno
metal that has Rammstein and Marilyn Manson as predecessors. It almost
sounds original and is quite enjoyable. In his worst moments, Pain makes
me think of latter day Clawfinger and Swedish euro techno king E-Type.
Listening to "Nothing Remains the Same", I bounce between these
two polarities and cant really decide if I like this likeable Swedes
new album or not.
Your Mouth" is a cool, catchy single, but unfortunately has the chant
of some football-hooligans in the chorus, "Just Hate Me" is
a nice enough song, but is followed by boring "Injected Paradise"
and not-as-catchy-as-the-cover-made-by-Godhead "Eleanor Rigby".
"Eleanor Rigby" also unearths another sad fact about "Nothing
Remain the Same" - Pain, or Peter Tägtgren as his real name
is, sometimes lacks in his skills as songwriter - a fact that is obvious
when one gets the chance to compare his songs to one made by some of the
masters. But, apart from that, a nice enough techno metal album with some