by Gerry Mak in New Music on Wednesday 29 October 2008

Metal icon Peter Tägtgren has produced the harshest and most underground music of the European metal scene — Immortal, Dimmu Borgir, Celtic Frost, among many others. His own band, Hypocrisy, is one of the most revered melodic death metal bands in the world. Lately, however, Tägtgren has been creeping into the mainstream with his solo project, Pain, a pop-rock, industrial metal outfit that specializes in radio-friendly, tongue-in-cheek anthems that still retain the dark edginess of the Nordic metal god’s earlier work.