The Master Clockwork
Review by JD on December 8, 2009.
Coming from a country that is most known for many of today’s best Extreme Metal that is out there, enters Sweden’s Cain. The group comes with a heavy and progressive sort of Classic Metal feel that's very fresh and all together new... yet it also has this comforting sort of familiar vibe that all metallists can relate to.
Clean yet almost operatically powerful vocals from Patrik Stomberg drive Cain’s majesty along, harking back to Geoff Tate (Queensryche) power, or even the feel of Ronnie James Dio as well. Adding into the mix... the amazingly melodic and thunderously heavy guitar of Pontus Lundin and Joel Eriksson makes themselves known while the soaring lilting runs from keyboardist Stefan Runberg fills the melodies they have out and breaths life into it all. Behind it all, the pounding beats of Bassist Tobias Jonsson and Drummer Andreas Grauffman round out the sheer monumental potency this band holds with every note they deliver
Each song seems to be crafted to a high standard of perfection... yet they still are sheer heaviness without forsaking what they are trying to convey through their music. Clearly put, they put out some of the finest and straight ahead metal in a long while. Truly, this is metal that does not need to be explained or pigeon-holed to make them understood. Cain in the simplest of terms is a metal band... nothing else needs to be said..
Any metalhead should and will love this band ... Cain’s "The Master Clockwork" will be a must to be added into any collection... because class and power always is a good thing. Go and get the album, slip it in to the CD player and let it play. I will guarantee that what you will be getting will be undiluted and undisputed metal... the way it should be!
Raise a beer with one hand, and the horns with the other... Cain is in the house!!!
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Rating: 9.3 out of 10