Badass - More Pain, More Gain

Badass More Pain, More Gain cover
More Pain, More Gain
Lion Music / Cargo Records
Well, if you’re gonna call your band “Badass” you’d better be really “badass”, or you should prepare for a world of trolling.
“Badass” is a band of decently fellows, who name drop like crazy. Let me give you an example. “Well-known” (?) rock vocalist Titta Tani (Takayoshi Ohmura, ex DGM, CS’s Goblin), whose better known band might be DGM and not Takayoshi, (of Babymetal in-famy), plus bassist Alberto Rigoni (who’s only done some solos and a couple of projects), along with guitarist Alessio “Lex” Tricarico, who’s pretty decent but whose contributions in HorsePowerOverload, Four Roxx Down, must have escaped may as well as everybody else’s radar and amazingly talented drummer Denis “Denzy” Novello, who at least doesn’t feel like name dropping are “Badass”!
A quartet of Italians, who sound a bit like a cross of Megadeth and Sanctuary gone prog. And while that might sounds appealing, imagine a normal singer “trying” to sing like Mustaine on purpose. Imagine rhythmical tracks that are not bad, but leave something to be desired and despite the occasional decent idea here and nice guitar melody there, or even a chorus with some promise, end up less than the sum of the parts.
I don’t understand what really made Cargo interested in releasing this “physically” and Lion (are they still a thing?) digitally?! I mean albums just don’ sell anymore, but what where these guys thinking. Half-decent effort but I’m afraid it will really fall on deaf ears. Badass?! Nah, I don’t think so…