IN VAIN – The Little Things That Matter

IN VAIN - The Little Things That Matter
  • 5.5/10
    IN VAIN - The Little Things That Matter - 5.5/10


Pure Steel Records
Release date: July 31, 2015

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In Vain hails from Norway, and their fourth release is entitled The Little Things That Matter, which interestingly enough sounds like something snatched out of Alice Cooper’s archives.

Anyway, In Vain plays an interesting mix of Power, Thrash, and Progressive Metal, laced with Death Metal elements. Musically, these Norwegians have it snuggly fit together … the production is tight and the virtuosity is clearly apparent.

However, vocally, the band misses the mark. There’s too much exuberance in Frigstad’s delivery; in most of the tracks he shifts too much of the focus onto himself and away from the other talented musicians.


  • Dan Skiba

    Dan is a former partner at Metal Express Radio, and also served as a reviewer, photographer and interviewer on occasions. Based out of Indianapolis, USA he was first turned on to Hard Rock music in the mid-1970s when he purchased Deep Purple's Machine Head as his first album. He was immediately enthralled with the powerful guitar sound and pronounced drumbeat, and had to get more! His collection quickly expanded to include as many of Heavy Rock bands of the time that he could get his hands on, such as Ted Nugent, Judas Priest, and Black Sabbath, to name just a few.

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