Project Pain – Brothers In Blood

Ahhhhhh, here we go with another new band discovery sent recently to my inbox. This time out, the band in question is PROJECT PAIN, Dutch thrashers who just dropped their new album Brothers In Blood (out now, FA Records). This is actually the third effort put out by these guys, but this is my first dance with them. Nine tracks of pure, unadulterated Thrash Metal await all who dare press PLAY, and they range from pretty good to “FUCK YEAH!” headbangers. “Final March” and “I Don’t Give a Fuck” are examples of the former while “Silent Invader” and “Eternal Flames” make up two of the latter.

The riffage on “Decay” made this one of my favorites from the very first listen as the group takes off at breakneck speed. I even got a whiff of early SLAYER from this one, which makes it even better. Title track “Brothers In Blood” will also rip your balls off and feed ‘em to you, and opener “Primator” shows from the very first machine gun riffs and snare drum hits that this band means serious business. Another instant winner shows up with “Regret Nothing”, followed by 33 second intro “Fueled By Fear…” which leads us into “…Driven By Hate.”

All in all Brothers In Blood is a pretty goddamn good Thrash Metal Record. The guys in PROJECT PAIN keep it short and sweet, and the songs never drag, run long, or elicit any type of boredom. I’ve been grooving to it pretty much once a day at work, especially in the morning to shake the cobwebs. Nothing like a blast of the good stuff to get you going, right? Be sure to check these guys out and purchase some tunage HERE, where you’ll find this latest disc as well as their previous works. And please, let us know what you think in the comments below!

STANDOUT TRACKS: “Decay”, “Eternal Flames”, “Brothers In Blood”, “Regret Nothing”

RATING: 8.5/10  

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