Album Review: Paine’s Promise by Paine’s Promise

Album Name: Paine’s Promise
Artist: Paine’s Promise
Year/Label: 2003 / Independent

Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

Paine’s Promise is Veronica Hughes, Daniel Hughes, and Dave Siff. Together they form a group with lots of style and passion. It’s rock that isn’t stale, it’s pop that isn’t trite. It’s a tad “harder” than what I regularly listen to but I really like it.

In their bios on the webpage they all state the band Rush as being a big influence. I’ll admit, I’ve never been a huge Rush fan (I might be able to pick them out placed next to other bands of their time as long as there are vocals) but I think I do hear some of those elements here.

This is more of an EP coming in at only 5 songs. I do wish there were more but the songs are pretty long with the shortest one clocking in at 5:31. So you’re still getting about a half an hour of music.

“Drive” is probably the strongest song on the EP but really they’re all strong. The melodies are catchy and interesting and Veronica’s voice is solid and well fitted for the genre.

At times they remind me of Chicago’s PurrBox

Posted on September 24, 2003

Track Listing
1. Drive
2. Consequences
3. We The Living
4. Shark
5. Logical Breakdown

[Paine’s Promise Official Site]

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