Music of the Week – Heartbreak Hangover – Bitter Pill

Time for some good old rock n’ roll obscurity! Heartbreak Hangover formed in 2009 and in 2012 they released their debut (and for now, their only) self titled album. I remember catching them at the time, thanks to this very good single, pure energetic classic rock, with some compelling guitars. Nothing really new, but is it a problem? In my opinion, no.



Music of the Week – Pro-Pain – Time

Thanks to a friend, I dig out after a long time some of the earlier Pro-Pain’s music…they did a very good blend of thrash and hardcore, more focused on heavy, monolithic guitars and menacing, intimidating vocals than speed or sheer aggression.

The results is an interesting mix, that helped to shape the sound of the early ’90s (Pro-Pain formed in 1991). The band is still around nowadays…

This track is taken off their 1997 self titled album. Enjoy!


Music of the Week – New Order – True Faith

Hello guys! No long wait for an update this time… :)
For this week, I decided to post another memory of a very magic dancing night. It’s a big new-wave classic, and quite a big hit on it’s own. Maybe most of you already know it…but who cares? Sometimes is good to wander in the light of what is already known, too.

As you may already know, New Order is the band that was born from the ashes of Joy Division (after Ian Curtis’s suicide by hanging). They softened a bit their sound and made it less gloomy (a lot of critics speak of “alternative dance” when describing New Order’s music) but carried the Joy Division’s legacy indeed.

For example, here it’s a slice of the lyrics for “True Faith”:

They’re afraid of what they see
That’s the price that we all pay
Our valued destiny comes to nothing
I can’t tell you where we’re going
I guess there was just no way of knowing
I used to think that the day would never come
I’d see delight in the shade of the morning sun
My morning sun is the drug that brings me near
To the childhood I lost, replaced by fear
I used to think that the day would never come

That my life would depend on the morning sun…

Eerie and beautiful, made into music with a very catchy and enveloping sound. Enjoy!