PainmuseuM - Metal For Life (C.C.M. Entertainment) - Back
Metal Mike Chlasciak’s (Testament, Halford) new band PainmuseuM has just released “Metal For Life.” Anyone that considers them self a metalhead needs to hear this album! Metal Mike and his band of Metal Masters show what a metal album should really sound like. Obviously Metal Mike is writing all the riffs to grab your attention, Bobby Jarzombek (Iced Earth, Halford) adds his heaviness while thrashing the drums, and Steve DiGiorgio (Testament, Sadus, Death) pounds his bass into submission. Tim Clayborne’s (Hatred) vocals sound like Judas Priest to Cradle of Filth to Witchery. Tim can sing and he can contort his voice to the point you would think it’s a banshee behind the microphone. You could call “Metal For Life” oldschool thrash with modern a death metal crunch. It’s not a perfect description of PainmuseuM, but its close. The abrasive vocals seem to be favored and are perfect for this CD. Excellent leads and choppy riffs are all over this album and along with the blasts from the drums, this hits pretty hard. All tracks are at least decent but “American Metalhead” and “Speak The Name” got my attention the most. To finish off this album they had it mixed by ROY Z (Judas Priest, Dickinson, Halford, Helloween), mastered by James Murphy (Testament, Death, Disincarnate) and had additional vocals by Joe Comeau (Annihilator, Overkill). Metal Mike covered everything for this album. “Metal For Life“ rocks hard and heavy! Polish-up your horns, you need to hold them up high for this one!

Rating: 85