(7/10) After having had released an album with dark rocker Darkhouse Gary Meskil is back with his own band Pro-Pain and a new album. This time it is fourteen new songs that the four-piece from New York recorded and pressed on the longplayer. "Voice of rebellion" is the name of the new disc and it became a typical Pro-Pain record.
On their 15. studio record the guys go back to their roots and their old strength. If you know the band already from the previous releases I can tell you that you will also get pure Pro Pain with "Voice of rebellion". It is typical raging Pro Pain hardcore that is spread out over fourteen new songs.
Meskil's angry vocals, the pumping bass and heavy riffs are the trademarks of the band from New York City and you will find them all on the newest release. This continuity could easily seen as something boring, since it is repetition. But it's not. Pro Pain's sound is exciting enough so that smaller nuances makes each new record interesting. Also this one. In one or another way it's the same thing only different - and this is OK. It's those small things like the guitar solo on "No fly zone" or the forceful double bass in "Enraged" that make the difference.
What I like with Pro Pain is the unbounded energy the guys transfer with every song. Having this power in their songs combined with an major groove like in " "Cognitive dissonace" and " Hellride" makes "Voice of rebellion" to another cool record of the four-piece band.
Pro Pain is Pro Pain. Meskil and band mates keep it clean. Other musical ambitions and influences will be let out in other cooperations like the mentioned Darkhouse.
If you're a fan of the band you can easily go for this album.
- Voice of rebellion
- No fly zone
- Righteous annihilation
- Souls of fire
- Take it to the grave
- Age of disgust
- Bella morte
- Cognitive dissoance
- Blade of the cursed
- Crushed to dust
- DNR (Do not resuscitate)
- Fuck this life