Pro-Pain’s 'Voice Of Rebellion' Guaranteed To Smack You In The Face!
Every now and then, if you are anything like me, you need to listen to some music which gives you a punch in the face, pushes you down, then beckons you up and urges you to come back at it. Thankfully for those needs there are bands like Pro-Pain. If the bands witty combination of discomfort and an incendiary gas in their title is not enough of a clue for what to expect then the opening cry of "Die f@%ker!" from their latest album, ‘Voice of Rebellion’, will certainly leave you in no doubt.
This album is a tour de force in circle pit, body smashing, beer flying hardcore metal. Pro-Pain have been on the scene for 23 years and old mother time appears to be having no effect in trying to temper the visceral ferocity endemic to this band.
With brutal, grinding guitar riffs, thunderous drums and guttural, throaty vocals their latest offering is a compilation of tracks which insists that you sit up and take notice. In terms of lyrical content this band may win no prizes for introspection or insight but this is not what they are about. Rather, the repetitive grooves and hypnotic hooks in songs like "No Fly Zone" will see you wishing you were there in a pit jumping around and shouting out the lyrics until you are hoarse.
Pro-Pain will take you back to a time when the idea of a guy shouting lyrics over catchy, heavy guitar riffs was not sullied by the likes of Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park. This is a band who have so finely honed the ability to produce aggressive, pummelling music that they make it sound easy to produce a whole album of such high calibre music. It is not and for this they demand to be listened to.
So, for the next time your musical diet requires you to be grabbed by the throat and screamed at it in your face, Pro-Pain's "Voice of Rebellion" should be there at No. 1 on your list.
Words by Dominic Munden
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