Name in Vain
Fist pounding metal with hard rock vibe. Name in Vain mixes powerful hard rock riffs with brutal vocal power. The band consisting of 4 members, has a solid rhythm section with a thunderous sound. Drawing on such influences as Pantera, Metallica, Black Sabbath and Godsmack, Name in Vain are here to rival todays hard rock/metal industry. Vocalist Matt Pelosi can only be described as a smooth melodic singer with a razor sharp style that is aggressive to say the least. Lyrically he says what he means with an in your face type of attitude. John Heroux is the bass carrying this band thru it's thunderous sound. Heavily influenced by Cliff Burton (Metallica), John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) and Geedy Lee (Rush), John holds the band together with brutal yet unconfined force. Bobby Klang 'electric guitar and various wizardry'. Bobby is a seasoned pro and has been working in the local music scene for the past 15 years. Larger than life, it seems Bobby has been thru it all. Marco Leva drives this ragtag group of animals keeping them on time and in their place. Heavily influenced by Lars Ulrich (Metallica), Igor Cavalera (Sepultura), Dave Lombardo (Slayer), and Craig Nunenmacher (Crowbar). Marco's drumming has been described as 'Pounding Metal.' ----------------------------------------------------------- *********************** CD REVIEWS ************************ 'Name in Vain are a hard rock band from America they are influenced by the likes of Pantera, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Godsmack and many other great metal and rock and roll bands, Name in Vain are currently in the studio working on their debut full length studio album but in the mean time they are releasing a short 4 track self titled EP to showcase their music across the world. The debut 4 track EP is actually a work of art, it's proper fist pounding metal that has really big and beefy guitar riffs, solid drumming and really brutal and powerful sounding vocals from front man Matt Pelosi who seriously has the perfect set of vocals to suit the band's music. The opening track 'Persecuted' is without a doubt the best track on the album, it's hard hitting from start to finish featuring Pantera style guitar riffs and really strong stand out vocals that change from being quite gruff and raw sounding in places to more upbeat and clear in others. 'Pitbull Wings' is quite like the opening track with the way that it features some heavy instrumental work, but it's the vocals that are slightly different here in the way that they come across quite melodic in Matt Pelosi's own little way, the song goes near silent just after a minute in sounding like another song is starting up but this isn't the case instead a slow and long instrumental piece takes over until the song returns to it's original sound and pace running through until the end. 'Back Down' and 'Crept' is just as hard hitting as the other two songs on the EP and just as listenable, making the EP a truly good experience, if you like rock music that features big meaty riffs, strong lead vocals and an overall feel of brutal force then you are going to love Name in Vain, the vocals from Matt Pelosi is what does it for me and everything else just falls in place around him and the production is top nothc, I certainly can't wait for the bands full length debut album and even better, to see the guys tour the UK.' Trigger From Alternative Vision 'Name in Vain plays variant of heavy/power metal with clear groovy tendencies. A strong vocals and powerful guitar riffs' Branimir Lokner from Blockner Reviews ' Name in Vain have about as much chance as any other band at being the next big thing' 'This is just solid all around, with a clear, loud production job (nice, for an unsigned band) and some satisfying, meaty guitar attacks that will have you headbanging a fair bit.' 'Name in Vain are pretty good, and I'll be looking out for their debut album next year.' Larry Griffin from The Metal Crypt.