Power of Metal.dk Review

Born From Pain
Dance with the Devil
Style: Metalcore
Release date: 28 November, 2014
Playing time: 31:00

After their album "The New Future" with some electronic influences I was a little afraid about this new album. Did they continue or even worse, expand these influences on the new album? After the first songs I was set at ease, no electronic influences anymore, but just plain hardcore songs with metal influences. Aggressive the way I like it, angry sounding vocals, a lot of groove and variety.

Gangshoutings, spoken movie quotations and lyrics that kick ass and revolt against todays society give the songs the right atmosphere. The riffs used in the songs are very massive and dirty sounding and the drumming of new member Max van Winkelhof sounds tight and groovy. With just over an half hour of music the album is perhaps a little short, but with such quality this isn't any problem. Several guests appear on the album, like Matthi Nasty in "Truth of the Streets", Scott Terror in "Bleed the Poison" and as icing on the cake Dutch rapper Def. P. in the song "Stand Free". As a nice dessert Born From Pain serves us a hidden track, in which you recognize "Hotel California". If you still think that good metalcore can only be produced by American bands, you haven't heard Born From Pain yet.

Fans of Sick Of It All, Pro-Pain and even Madball should check this out!

01. As Above, So Below
Cause and Effect
Eye In the Sky
Truth of the Streets
Lone Wolf
Dance with the Devil
09. Bleed the Poison
10. Stand Free
11. Nomad
12. Hidden Track
Label: BDHW
Distribution: Soulfood/Gordeon
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 28 November, 2014
Website: www.facebook.com/bornfrompainofficial