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Artist: Chris Laney

Title: Pure

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Chris Laney Pure Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 2009

Label: Metal Heaven

Catalog Number: MHV00065


Chris Laney Vocals, Guitars & Everything Else
Johan Koleberg Drums
Nalle Pahlsson Bass

Martin Sweet Solo track 5
Nick Draglor Solo track 10
Vic Zino Solo track 1
Rob Love Solo track 3
John Saphyre Solo track 3
Anders Ringman Guitars & Backing Vocals track 7
Lennart Ostlund Percussion & Additional Guitars
Mats Leven Backing Vocals track 9
Zinny J. Zan Lead & Backing Vocals track 6


1.  Situation  
2.  I Dunno  
3.  Make You Cry  
4.  The Stranger In You  
5.  Fire & Ice  
6.  I Hate Yer Guts  
7.  Get U Down  
8.  Pissed At What Ya Missed  
9.  Make My Day  
10.  Last Man Standing  
11.  Skin On Skin  
12.  Pride B 4 The Fall  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: YNGWIEVIKING Date: May 2, 2009 at 2:58
Very very good Album 85/100 SWEDISH SLEAZY MELODIC METAL like SHOTGUN MESSIAH or CRASHDIËT with some HUGE gang/DEF LEP backing vocals and a nice prod. ! Sometimes early W.A.S.P. comes to mind,which it's natural as Mr LANEY was playing/producing RANDY PIPER's ANIMAL A fine release with a lot of CLASS....BUY !

From: True Believer Date: May 2, 2009 at 10:16
Revelation of the year! Sounds a little bit raw but all songs are sung in great, 80s fashion. Full of fantastic riffs and melodies. My personal favourites are Def Leppard-like 'Get U Down', extremely melodic 'Last Man Standing', and 'I Dunno' which is similar to Winger/Warrant in style. The Kiss-inspired 'Fire and Ice' and 'I Hate Your Guns' are also great. This CD simply eclipses all other releases in this year. 9,5/10

From: z4roxx Date: May 4, 2009 at 15:14
I am so curious...this is the same singer of 17?It's not possible....

From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 11, 2009 at 22:17
Raunchy Sleaze Rock'n'Roll album with plenty of energetic songs!!!..."Situation","Stranger In You" (a blast!),"I Hate Yer Guts","Pissed At What..." among others are really great.Buy this album and enjoy the ride!!!.92/100

From: Geoff Date: June 2, 2009 at 22:50
F*cking awesome, to put it mildly. This one just came from nowhere and knocked my balls sideways out of my pants. From the opener, this is hard rock that belts you about the ears. The first 4 songs are great, but wait until you hear the next 4!! 'Fire and ice' is a killer melodic hard rocker with a chorus designed to rip heads off, 'I hate yer guts' is hard rockin' sleaze which sends knees flying into your stomach, making you vomit with delight! Then we have 'Get u down' which is in my top 10 songs of the year. Absolute melodic rock genius. Reminds me of Friction's perfect 'Down and lonely'. Truly a highlight of this year, and then next up we get another ass kicker in 'Pissed at what you missed'. Overall, there is not a dud on this and this will no doubt be in my top 5 at the end of the year. Utterly essential.

From: z4roxx Date: June 20, 2009 at 12:35
Mediocre singer for a good modern melodick hard rock.Some great tunes and some generic and poor songs.Maybe because I pretty hade any modernism in these kinds of music....

From: pepus71 Date: August 12, 2009 at 14:49
This Cd is f...ing! Awesome, in this year, for me two songs kick assses, "get u Down" and "Situation", Chris sings great tunes in this production, for me 95/100, a great f...ing rockin party cd!!!

From: z4roxx Date: August 14, 2009 at 11:32
Glad to found this one in a used shop last week,this is really a good one but not great.The only negative point IMO is the singer,nothin'special..but gooder than 17 performance fortunately." Last Man Standing"if I well remember would be the best song here for me.

From: DOUG Date: August 27, 2009 at 11:58
Yngwieviking said it well.....a very good swedish sleaze MHR album with influences from shotgun messiah/zan clan/def leppard.....a must have and one of the top this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: hair metal again Date: August 30, 2010 at 2:14
saw him live 2 times and i can say that this man got a strong musical personality.his sound is strong and raw but he also has a commercial edge at the same time.pure is a very good debut with excellent sound and many many good songs as "last man standing","get u down", "fire& ice" and "i dunno".the vocs reminds me of paul laine s and the backing of def leppard s.chris prooves here that he is not also a good producer but he is a good songwriter,perfprmer and rocks big time.essential

From: metalmaniac777 Date: January 15, 2011 at 13:15
You already know him as one of the greatest go-to producers working in the current melodic hard rock scene, but with this debut solo effort, Chris Laney proves he's capable of doing a whole lot more than just twiddling the knobs. Some minor variances in song quality over the course of the album, but tracks 5-8 are such blissful monsters that it doesn't matter if you ignore the rest. For fans of hard rock with big hooks/choruses/vocals/production, this is pure gold.

From: Reverend Mayhem Date: September 10, 2013 at 11:54
At some point during the production of one of these ego projects someone needs to step up and tell the artist that NO, they really can't do everything. In this case, "Chris, man, I luv ya, but STEP AWAY FROM THE MICROPHONE, dude." Everything else about this album (songs, playing production) is spot-on nut-busting RAWK -- but Jeezus, that voice is fucking awful. We all know Laney's got mad music chops and can produce the living shit out of an album, that's evident in his body of work. And holy hell, is it on display here -- really cool, rocking material. Too bad it's undercut by his gawd awful voice. On the whole I really like the idea of this album, but I'd LOVE it if the vocals were delivered by a credible singer. Think about it, Chris -- next time check your ego and give Eric Martin or Danny Vaughn a call. 80 / 100

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