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Foul Taste of Freedom

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All Music Guide - Steve Huey
When Pro-Pain's debut album, Foul Taste of Freedom, it fit neatly into the urban hardcore
ap-metal hybrid inspired by Anthrax and epitomized by Biohazard. The rap influence was subtle, apparent in the rhythmically shouted vocals and an occasional funked-up drum flourish, but it wasn't wildly different from hardcore/metal mosh bands like M.O.D. Its classification probably had more to do with the time-frame in which it was released -- Anthrax's duet with Public Enemy on "Bring the Noise" was fresh in metal fans' minds, and other well-publicized collaborations were in the offing, so the hardened, street-level aggression of Foul Taste of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
When Pro-Pain's debut album, Foul Taste of Freedom, it fit neatly into the urban hardcore
ap-metal hybrid inspired by Anthrax and epitomized by Biohazard. The rap influence was subtle, apparent in the rhythmically shouted vocals and an occasional funked-up drum flourish, but it wasn't wildly different from hardcore/metal mosh bands like M.O.D. Its classification probably had more to do with the time-frame in which it was released -- Anthrax's duet with Public Enemy on "Bring the Noise" was fresh in metal fans' minds, and other well-publicized collaborations were in the offing, so the hardened, street-level aggression of Foul Taste of Freedom was perhaps credited to hardcore hip-hop a bit more than it should have been. Whatever its classification, though, Foul Taste of Freedom packs a wallop; even when Pro-Pain's riff-writing skills lapse, they have the power and aggression to remain a punishingly heavy sonic force. "Pound for Pound" was something of a success on MTV's Headbanger's Ball specialty show.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/19/2001
  • Label: Spitfire
  • UPC: 670211523423
  • Catalog Number: 15234

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Foul Taste Of Freedom (3:41)
  2. 2 Death On The Dance Floor (2:43)
  3. 3 Murder 101 (2:57)
  4. 4 Pound For Pound (3:38)
  5. 5 Every Good Boy Does Fine (2:48)
  6. 6 Death Goes On (2:51)
  7. 7 Rawhead (2:49)
  8. 8 The Stench of Piss (3:26)
  9. 9 Picture This (2:43)
  10. 10 Iraqnophobia (3:17)
  11. 11 Johnny Black (3:12)
  12. 12 Lesson Learned (3:22)
  13. 13 God Only Knows (3:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pro-Pain Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Gary Meskil Bass Guitar, Vocals
Tom Klimchuck Guitar
Dan Richardson Drums
Technical Credits
Alex Perialas Producer, Engineer
Tom Coyne Mastering
Ioannis Art Direction
Rob "Wacko" Hunter Engineer
Liz Vap Art Direction
Ionnis Art Direction
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