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Stagedive 2. Red Bomb 3. Last Man Alive 4. Message In Blood 5. Non-stop thrashing goodness right here folks. Album Rating: 5. They are just a normal thrash band with same music with different lyrics Digging: Annihilator - Ballistic, Sadistic. OH MAN! I remember this from my early thrash venturing days!
Digging: Tim Hecker - Anoyo. Whiplash Power and Pain 4. How can you go wrong with an album titled Power and Pain released by a band called Whiplash? The album kicks off with "Stage Dive". Blood will Spill! Next up is "Red Bomb", which is the least memorable song on Power and Pain.
After the slowest, we get the heaviest song, "Message in Blood", a non-stop thrasher. Dirty, distinct, and unforgiving. As far as East Coast thrash, Whiplash were certainly one of the best we had, blitzing alongside the better works of Anthrax, Nuclear Assault and Overkill, and leaving most of the rest completely in the dust. It's not my favorite of the bands works, as I prefer the writing on Ticket to Mayhem and the more melodic Insult to Injury, but it's undoubtedly their most vicious and energetic, the blazing trio putting everything on the line to hack the listener into bits and stake out a claim for themselves in the goldmine of their rising art form.
In fact, things only get boring on the rare occasions when they slow down. Yes, I timed the slow parts and used a calculator to figure this out. As far as the musicianship is concerned, Tony is highly impressive with his incredibly fast riffs and leads, both of which are highly memorable. He has a distinct style where almost every riff consists of hitting a single note furiously, then transitioning to a quick, catchy lick. Tony, on the other hand, does a great job pounding away at the drums quickly enough to keep up with pace.
It's a heavy explosion that will simply destroy you. It's relentlessly unstoppable, utterly dirty, and completely endless. This is Power and Pain , Whiplash's infamous debut and easily the craziest thing they've ever released. Every fan of the band knows about this insanity of an album! Also a personal note, after writing up a few Whiplash reviews here I think it's become pretty clear that they're overall one of my top favorite bands.
It's not just "yeah this one album here slays", but the majority of their stuff kicks a whole lot of ass. Of course I don't want to contradict myself here, this is after all my personal favorite from Whiplash along with many other fans. This is roughly over 30 minutes of Whiplash's true identity, their unmistakable sound with screamingly high pitched guitars provoking every single track here, riddled around the corner of every riff.
We've got nobody here but the infamous Tony trio making up the entire band. Portaro does an insane job handling both vocals and guitars. As a vocalist here he probably wouldn't sound too out of place in the black or death metal realm, but it's possibly better to compare him to the likes of Exumer's Mem Von Stein off their debut and vocalists similar to that style.
He growls and has a sctrachy tone to his singing, which is incredibly aggressive and downright sloppy at times. Though as many will tell you, that's the magic that is Whiplash. Who cares how sloppy this can get at times, this is metal! The production could probably be noted as a bit thin and has an emphasis on the guitars over everything else, but in Whiplash's case here such a mix is appropriate. Both Tony Bono on bass and Tony Scaglione on drums are clearly audible but overall the guitar stands out the most.
Bono is top notch as usual when he falls under the spotlight while drummer Scaglione who'd end up being replaced on the next Whiplash albums is practically just as skilled as next drummer Joe Cangelosi. Speed, style, and techniqure isn't much of a chore for him. Simply put, these Tony's are all totally killer.
There is absolutely no arguing that this release is hands down Whiplash's simplest and most straightforward album. You could say this is pretty comparable to what Agent Steel did with their debut Skeptics Apocalypse , the entire point of this album is just to simply kick your ass repeatedly song after song. What I said in my review for Agent Steel's debut can be applied here too - while this is certainly not that innovative compared to Whiplash's follow up albums, if you went to a fan of the band and asked them what some of their favorite picks were chances are they'd name off a handful of tracks from this release.
Whether it's the insane numbers Stage Bomb, Message In Blood, Power Thrashing Death and Stirring The Cauldron , or the more traditionally influenced and catchy tracks Last Man Alive and Nailed To The Cross , the consistency is constantly there and you'll surely find yourself favoring a handful of the tracks here if you dig the style. For me the honorable mention goes towards Power and Pain , it's the epitome of what this debut is and Whiplash in general, undeniably their own sound that has never been truly copied.
Also do yourself a favor and check out the bands other releases, especially Ticket To Mayhem which does have some tracks that wouldn't have been out of place here. Power thrashing death? Try 'none of the above', pretty much And it is very good speed metal indeed. Lots of fast riffage that is halfway between the first Agent Steel and Endless Pain, with lots of single-note repetition stuffs.
It's also a bit reminiscent of Possessed with the short melodic licks, though it doesn't have the evil atmosphere of that, or the overwhelming crunch of Kreator. The production is a bit lacking, which may explain the lack of overwhelming guitar force - I detect a distinct lack of harmonic treble, similar to the problem plaguing And Justice for All contrary to popular belief, it's not the lack of bass that makes AJFA sound shitty, it's the Hz low pass filter - this album seems to have it too.
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