Located in Westminster, Maryland the members of Pain To Purpose started off as a duo about a year and a half ago. Sometime after the backbone rhythm of a bass player and drummer came into the fold and just last month the quartet released their first EP Coincide.
The band’s songs deal with brokenness and pain and relationships in a fallen world. But despite this, they also speak of having courage to see the pain through and come out alive into a better, more hopeful future.
Coincide starts off with “Here and Now” and it’s quite heavy with the double-bass drum and grinding distorted guitars. The vocalist is a little like the singer from Creed with Gavin Rossdale from Bush and maybe that singer from Silverchair, albeit many years older.
I’m not one to regularly compare a singer’s voice to other singers – perhaps it’s just a natural human thing to do. So for what it’s worth, those other singers came to mind when I started listening.
The title song “Coincide” has a great mix of sounds. I really liked the “rat-a-tat-tat” riff of the guitars juxtaposed with the lighter guitar sounds on the verses. A little old school metal mixed with the new – good stuff! I absolutely loved “Toxic Love Story” for its “chug-chug-chug-chug” of guitar and a dark melody that had an inspirational feel.
There’s also a terrific balance of a high-pitched solo with a low grinding metal guitar that gives the metal genre a fresh sound. I chalk this song up as having a little Soundgarden influence and some guitar riff from KISS’ Hotter Than Hell album. Not too shabby. If you like metal music that has a message, Pain To Purpose might be your band.
Become A Fan
We are dedicated to informing the public about the different types of independent music that is available for your listening pleasure as well as giving the artist a professional critique from a seasoned music geek. We critique a wide variety of niche genres like experimental, IDM, electronic, ambient, shoegaze and much more.
Are you one of our faithful visitors who enjoys our website? Like us on Facebook