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Classic Album Review: Pain | Nothing Remains the Same

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This came out in 2002 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


Sure, rock music has always been formulaic. But these days, it’s getting downright scientific. Some of today’s alterna-metal acts seem put together with all the calculation of a quadratic equation. Here’s how this one breaks down:

Pummelling industrial rhythms + (white-noise guitars + Eurodisco synths) x croaking goth-vampire vocals + (angel wings + tattoos) = Marilyn Manson + (Rammstein x KMFDM).