Released on November 4, 2016 (Live Management)
Niterain have finally returned with their sophomore effort Vendetta. This is a rather interesting band who like all their Scandinavian peers started off by publishing a couple of tracks on Myspace (jeez, you remember that?) and releasing their debut Crossfire in 2013. It’s nice to find a band that seems to be unapologetically obsessed with crafting the kind of catchy, sleazy hard rock that I and many of the readers of Sleaze Roxx look for. And if that description fits with your tastes, then Niterain might the epitome of this approach to rock.
Niterain went on to achieve success through relentless touring, being invited to play Rocklahoma 2016 and earned the #1 spot in voting among 25 bands from around the world in order to secure a spot in the prestigious 2016 Sweden Rock Festival. It also didn’t hurt to have a thundering debut album for which Sleaze Roxx commented, “NiteRain is a Norwegian outfit who really nailed it on their debut effort Crossfire. Sounding much more mature than a debut album, Crossfire boasts a polished sound alongside clever lyrics and song structures that demand a place in the current hard rock scene. The album also showcases monster riffs, infectious hooks, and strong melodies delivered with the confidence of an experienced band.”
Vendetta continues where Crossfire left off but with shades of some evolution to their songwriting. Niterain have confidently stepped out of the shadow of Mötley Crüe while keeping their songwriting to a purposeful bombastic high tempo with an obvious emphasis on their signature melodies and harmonious backup gang vocals. This is evident right from the first track “Lost And Wasted” that sets precedent for the rest of the album. There is however one attempt at a ballad in “Don’t Fade Away”, albeit a more peppy type that once again showcases Niterain’s capacity for diverse songwriting.
Some more high points on Vendetta are the grinding “Come Out” featuring more of Niterain’s suck-you-in catchy song structures, and “Rock N’ Roll” which the band released as a video single last year and really showcases the powerful tenor growl pipes of lead singer Sebastian Tvedtnæs. The album’s title track, “The Threat” and “#1 Bad Boy” all serve as scorching exemplifications of what Niterain are all about — fist pumping to shredding guitars and solid pounding back beat. Vendetta also comes to us with great sounding big production quality. This is going to sound great in your car or home system!
Now that Niterain are back, we are eager to see what new heights the band can reach with Vendetta. This album is a consistent source of fun from start to finish.
01. Lost And Wasted
02. Come Out
03. The Threat
04. Rock N’ Roll
06. One More Time
07. Something Ain’t Right
08. Don’t Fade Away
09. #1 Bad Boy
Sebastian Tvedtnæs – vocals
Adrian Persen – guitar
Frank Karlsen – bass
Morten Garberg – drums
Reviewed by Mark Hovarth for Sleaze Roxx, November 2016
Niterain‘s Vendetta album teaser:
NiteRain PROUDLY presents….VENDETTA!!!
Niterain‘s “Come Out” video:
The new single from NiteRain!! This is featured on their upcoming album, Vendetta, Which is released the 5th of November 2016.
Niterain‘s “Rock N’ Roll’ video:
Music Video for the single Rock N’ Roll Made by: Jon Mancinetti GET THE SONG HERE!! iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/rock-n-roll-single/id1048310799 Spotify: https://player.spotify.com/album/2naJ8B3BLpFQ2YEkpRnprw Wimp: https://wimp.no/wweb/album/52466802 FIND US ON: Official Website: http://www.niterain.no Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/niterainkicksass Official Instagram: https://instagram.com/niterainofficial/ Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/niterain2