Pro Pain The Final Revolution Review

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Pro Pain The Final Revolution Review – The Final Revolution is classic groove metal,  with a strong dose of hardcore attitude.  This makes for one hell of an aggressive album which is high on energy and guaranteed to add another 20 pounds onto your bench press.  I like to think of The Final Revolution as similar to Hatebreed and Pantera hybrid, which is not a bad combo if I can say so myself.

Line up: Gary Meskil – bass guitar, vocals, Marshall Stephens – rhythm guitar, Adam Phillips – lead guitar, rhythm guitar, Jonas Sanders – drums

Line up: Gary Meskil – bass guitar, vocals, Marshall Stephens – rhythm guitar, Adam Phillips – lead guitar, rhythm guitar, Jonas Sanders – drums

You won’t find much too much variety on The Final Revolution – the tracks are relatively similar and are solely focussed on one thing and one thing only: leaving a trail of destruction to the listener.  Don’t be expecting a ballad or an emotional acoustic tune.  Do be expecting chugging rhythms, lots of groove and ample amounts of hardcore ferocity and viciousness.  The Final Revolution is pure energy.

Right from the word go, lead single Deathwish sets the tone for the listener and begins a journey which travels non-stop at 60 miles per hour.  There is, essentially no let up from the first second.  I often say this in many of my reviews, but goddamn I wanted to smash some holes in the walls 20 seconds in.  A detailed review is not really required for The Final Revolution, because every track following  in the same vein, as I am sure Pro Pain intended.

I feel like, as all hardcore songs normally do, that each track is capable of being an anthem.  The memorable nature of the lyrics is sure to get blood pumping, heads banging and bodies moshing at their live shows.  So whilst Pro Pain won’t be up for any awards for deep or intricate songwriting, I can only imagine how amazing their lives shows must be.

One of the great things about The Final Revolution is the soloing too. Hardcore bands can be accused of being slightly one-dimensional and rather straightforward at times.  Now I am not necessarily saying that Pro Pain are pure hardcore (they are not), but you cannot deny the strong hardcore vibe that they possess.  This is complemented extremely well with the incorporation of interesting solo work tucked into each song.

Another point which I really enjoyed about the album is the length of the songs.  I personally think that it is unnecessary a lot of the time to drag a song out to the 4 or 5 minute mark simply by repeating a verse or chorus.  The Final Revolution avoids this and keeps all songs under 3.5 minutes, with most sneaking in under 3 minutes.  The message is short, sharp and clear.  No need for the song to die a slow death and drag on through another repeat.

What more can I say? High energy, high levels of aggression – the basic requirements of a good metal album.  The Final Revolution is not for someone looking for highly original songwriting or composition – it is for someone who wants to listen to a crushing metal album.  Just don’t actually punch any holes in the wall.

Keep it metal
\M/ecca

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