Nima : Hell yeah! Let’s go! Just shut off your mind, don’t make a fuss and just party. I personally love the fact there are still bands out there that care little for complex song structure mishmash, and simply rock. And rocking is exactly what these Italian Bastardogs do on their debut, ‘No Pain No Gain’. Tasty up-tempo sleazy punky rock and metal with bands like Motorhead, Motley Crue, W.A.S.P., and at time Skid Row and Guns N’ Roses, Crashdiet, Fatal Smile and Harcore Superstar as obvious inspiration.
On only 36 minutes the bands rushes, blazes and rocks through ten powerful rockers that make you forget about all your problems and take you back in time for an unlimited and uncontrolled rock n’ roll party. Although the band offers nothing new, everything is one big cliché and we have heard it all thousands of times before, the Bastardogs fully convince with their good, energetic songs and audible enthusiasm. Each track is a highlight on its own and the total picture blasts literally from start to finish. Thanks to the good, clear and strong production the total picture comes across well and all in all there is simply nothing to complain about. This is honest and highly entertaining metal n’ roll and hopefully we get to hear a lot more from this band. And I can’t wait to see these guys on stage someday.