Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Pro-Pain-No end in sight


I didn't start listening to much hardcore music until about 86-87, but I immediately loved the passion, spirit and good, hard-hitting nature of this style. Music changed a lot in the 1990's, but some bands still followed their own path and influences. Pro-Pain started out in the early 1990's doing what they wanted which was playing a bone-crunching, unapologetic form of real hardcore. It's hard to believe that they are now on their 11th album because time really has flown by. They certainly have not strayed far from their roots over the years though. The passing trends of the last decade and a half have not swayed this band's approach. This is still angry, fist-clenching , the technical skill is perhaps a little more advanced now and there are a few more melodies this times around. They still hammer away and they still sing about standing up and fighting for what you believe in. This band is still a bulldozer that knows to plow ahead and still keep it interesting. They have managed to stay consistent over the years and now they have even managed to add some diversity to their sound. Some purists and longtime fans might cringe at the idea of changes, but really the changes here are slight and they give the band an even more well-rounded sound. This is certainly another strong chapter in Pro-Pain's history.

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Blogger Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Pro Pain are the Motorhead of hardcore; most of the albums sound the same, but they believe in what they do, they play with angry conviction and though I haven't heard this one, the previous two showed new fields of thought in their work...a very respectable band

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