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Classic Album Review: Pro-Pain | Round 6

The Florida headbangers meld muscle with musicality on their knockout sixth album.


This album came out two decades ago. Here’s what I had to say about it back then (with some minor editing):


Speed metal — good, old-fashioned ’80s headbanger fare — is about due for a comeback by now. And Pro-Pain, it appears, aim to be the band behind its resurrection.

This New York-bred, Florida-based foursome’s sound pack the galloping double-bass drum-pound of Motörhead, the razor-blade vocals of Slayer and the power-chord guitar chug of a million classic metalheads into one bludgeoning, heavyweight package. Just for good measure, their aptly titled sixth album Round Six also features something missing from most modern metal — actual songs, with recognizable verses, memorable choruses, and (believe it or not) hummable hooks. Next to most of the faceless nu-metal out there these days, it’s a knockout.

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