Vain is a glam metal band who entered the scene a little late in the game and never really rose to the fame they deserved, as they were washed away from the spotlight as the grunge wave happened in the 1990s, but returned to the limelight in the mid noughties.
They may have been a sleazy looking glam band at some point, but their music on this album does not feature many of the elements that generated animosity on a lot of metalheads and other rock music lovers. For instance, there really are no pop elements as such on the album, and only very little sleaze 'n' cheese. Actually, I would consider this an all out hard rock album, as the music definitely has a harder edge than a lot of glam metal bands had in the golden age of glam.
Full of strong riffs and catchy vocal lines, there is a certain rawness to the album which captures true rock 'n' roll spirit. The production itself is not polished, and I like the squeaky and kind of raw vocals of main man Davy Vain's – the singing really suits the music and has a sort of unique and almost cheeky quality to it. Guitar fans can also look forward to some nice twin guitar leads every now and then and some cool and classic lead guitar licks.
Fans of hard edged glam metal and hard rock should definitely check out this this album; it's hard rocking, it's riff-strong, it's perfect for rocking out on a cold winter's day.
2. Triple X
3. Hot Stage Lights
4. Stray Kitten Burns
6. Treasure Girl
7. Enough Rope
8. Solid Gold
9. Distance Of Love
11. Worship You