NiteRain: Vendetta (2016): Glam ‘N’Roll dalla Scandinavia!

Chi ha detto che le terre fredde non possono essere meta del caldo rock ‘n’ roll ? Semplice, la storia. La Scandinavia ci ha regalato gli Hanoi Rocks dalla Finlandia e gli Europe dalla Svezia. Adesso, nel XXI secolo, ci presenta i Niterain dalla Norvegia. Sulla scia dei loro colleghi contemporanei Crashdiet, i Niterain sono al loro secondo album dopo il debutto con Crossfire (2013) e l’aver “spaccato i culi” in giro per il vecchio e il nuovo continente facendo da spalla a leggende quali i L.A. Guns e Sebastian Bach, nonché quei pazzoidi degli Steel Panther.

Terminata questa breve enciclopedia del glam/sleaze, passiamo a descrivere le qualità della loro ultima release avvenuta a Novembre 2016: Vendetta: uno street metal crudo e genuino.

Un urlo dà inizio a “Lost and Wasted” e si è subito immersi nell’atmosfera Losangelina sul fine degli eighties. “Come Out” mantiene la stessa grinta (“come out! Come out/we’re gonna fuck you up!) e con “The Threat” può partire l’headbanging. Il quarto pezzo, “Rock ‘n’ Roll”  è il classico inno al rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle: Baz qui sembra trasformarsi in Vince Neil. “Romeo” parte col motore di una moto come intro; “One More Time” è un altro pezzo che fa scapocciare al ritmo della musica e ha in esso il miglior assolo dell’album. “Something Ain’t Right” è il pezzo più orecchiabile e fondamentalmente hard rock. È il momento giusto per la ballad: “Don’t Fade Away” . Non fatevi ingannare però: le ultime 3 tracce, “#1 Bad Boy” “Electric” e la titletrack “Vendetta” sono un pugno nello stomaco e sprizzano energia da tutte le parti.

11 canzoni semplici, veloci e potenti per dimostrare che il rock ‘n’ roll non morirà mai.

Che il titolo sia riferito ad una “vendetta” musicale per il recente scioglimento dei Motley Crue?

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NITERAIN: VENDETTA: GLAM ‘N’ROLL from SCANDINAVIA!

Whoever said that the frosty lands of the north cannot be home to some hot rock ‘n’ roll? Simply put, history. In the past, Scandinavia gave us bands like Hanoi Rocks from Finland and Europe from Sweden. Now, in the XXI Century, Scandinavia gave us Niterain from Norway. Following in the footsteps of their contemporary colleagues, such as Crashdiet, Niterain are now letting out their second release, following their debut album “Crossfire” (2013), and having kicked some serious ass all over both the new and the old world by playing side by side with legends such as L.A. Guns, Sebastian Bach and the loonies known as Steel Panther.

Putting an end to this short glam/sleaze encyclopedia of sorts, let’s move on to describing qualities and virtues of their latest release from November 2016: “Vendetta”, a raw and genuine street metal album.

As “Lost And Wasted” opens with a scream, we’re immediately set to the LA atmosphere straight from the end of the eighties. “Come Out” stays right on track, sporting the same determination (“come out! Come out/we’re gonna fuck you up!) and as “The Threat” comes up, let the headbanging start! “Rock ‘n’ Roll, the fourth track, (https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=tyuFbvjJvm8) is a classic tribute to rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle: in this song, Baz’s voice totally sounds like Vince Neil’s. “Romeo” welcomes us to the sound of a motorcycle’s motor; “One More Time” is another song that will make you headbang a lot, and it also includes the best solo in the album. “Something Ain’t Right” is basically an hard rock song and it is the catchiest track in the album. And now for the ballad: “Don’t Fade Away”. Make no mistake, however: the last three songs, “#1 Bad Boy”, “Electric”, and the titletrack “Vendetta”, will feel like punch in your stomach as they burst with energy like no other.

Eleven simple, fast and powerful tracks, right there to prove that R’n’R will never die.

I cannot help but wonder… What if the title actually refers to a musical “vendetta” for Motley Crue’s recent breakup?

Band members

Addy: All Guitars/Background Vocals

Dafs: Bassguitar/Background vocals

Baz: Lead Vocals

Mortimer: Drums/Backround vocals

Francesco Forgione