Pain - Kulturbolaget, Malmö, Sweden
October 30, 2002
Review by Anders Sandvall / Ulrika Henriksson
Pictures by Anders Sandvall
At last the genius Peter Tätgren came to Malmö
side-project Pain (his main band is Hypocrisy). Pain hasn’t visited Malmö
before and they were eagerly awaited. Pain has been supporting In Flames throughout
Europe and the last half is Scandinavia. The tour through
Europe has lasted more than a month and the band's have played almost every day.
Peter and his gang were a bit exhausted.
The band played forty minutes and they played most songs from their last
record Nothing remains
the same and they took up their task seriously. Songs played were like
“It’s only them"," Shut your mouth” and “Just hate me” from the former
was played; song’s like “On and on"," End of the line” and “Suicide
machine”. The audience was invited by Peter to sing with him in the cover
Peter could give us a good live show which was difficult because on the
records he has made everything himself, composing, writing, playing every
instrument, singing, mixing and producing. You could criticize Peter’s
voice. It isn’t the strongest since the band had toured for a long time and played
nearly every day. One or two resting days off had been beneficial. Forty minutes
just gave you a taste. I wished they had had more time and I hope they
come back soon on their own.
Several in the audience in the sold-out club left after The Pain show and
skipped the headliners.
Everybody was happy during their performance and the club KB was like a
boiling kettle. There was a lot of singing in the audience during the show.
The band stood near the edge of the stage because the headliners had a lot
of stuff on stage but Peter and the band drove two hundred kilometers into
the rock face and straight through the show, they almost banged their heads
The sound was very low and gave the impression of a record. We wished for a
louder sound so that you could feel it.
Thanks to Erik Stockholm records for his help at the show