Pro-Pain - Age Of Tyranny: The Tenth Crusade

01. The New Reality
02. All For King George
03. Pigs In Clover
04. Beyond The Pale
05. Three Minutes Hate
06. Heads Will Rock
07. Company Jerk
08. Impeach Indict Imprision
09. Leveler
10. Iraqnam
11. Live Free (Or Die Trying)

Do I have to introduce you the New-Yorkers of Pro-Pain? No come on, I don't think so. This band is one of the older and most famous combo of the city and probably one of the most influent of the Hardcore scene, I'm sure that you've heard one of their songs already. This year, the band is back with their 11 album, and let me tell you that you'll not be disappointed. "Age of Tyranny: The Tenth Crusade" is one more time a great album.

The new Pro-Pain is maybe a bit short (as always actually) but it's pure "in your face" album. That's simple ALL the songs of the release are pure hits. From the opening track "The New Reality" with its pure Hardcore blasting riff and tempo to the really melodic and "heavy metal oriented" "Beyond The Pale" (where you'll be able to hear the great voice of Matt Bizilia from Icarus Witch) everything is great on the release. Pro-Pain still uses the same recipe with fast rhythms and perfect riffs in addition of the really aggressive vocals of Gary Meskil and it works god damn! This is not new on a side that's right, it's a pure Pro Pain album but this band has the ability to write songs which stay in your memory.

The only bad point of the release is its length, with only 39 minutes of music I can tell you that "Age of Tyranny: The Tenth Crusade" is a bit short and that's not enough. But at least we have good compensations like the great lyrics. It's not nice and says a lot of things which will not please to some people but if you agree with it or not, you cannot deny that we have real interesting words here and not bullshit about "Dungeons & Dragons" or whatever.

"Age of Tyranny: The Tenth Crusade" is perfectly produced and with this new release Pro-Pain proves that the band is better than ever. It's a matter of taste that's right but if you like groovy Hardcore with Thrash sonorities, well to sum up, good Metal you cannot miss this release. This is the kind of album that I will listen to again and again and it should be the same thing with you.

Performance: 8
Songwriting: 8
Originality: 8
Production: 8

Band profile: Pro-Pain
Album: Age Of Tyranny: The Tenth Crusade


written by Jeff | 02.06.2007


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CrypticMyth - 02.02.2008 at 10:15  
This album is top-notch. My favourite songs are Beyond The Pale and Indict, Impeach, Imprison.

Great stuff.

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