Run for Cover

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It's hard to find fault with New York's Pro-Pain -- they just do their thing. Love 'em or hate 'em, the band has managed to carve a solid career niche for themselves, built upon a reliable mix of post-thrash precision, and the NYC hardcore code of ethics. Rarely groundbreaking, and even less commercially viable but steady as they come, Pro-Pain nevertheless give their small but committed following what they want, and with 2003's Run for Cover, they give themselves what they want, by covering a slew of classic tunes from their favorite bands. These influences include uber-metallic bands like Celtic Frost, Sepultura, and Slayer, punk and hardcore heroes like Black Flag, Operation Ivy, and The Crumbsuckers, as well as favorites of both camps such as Motörhead, Discharge, and Agnostic Front. Within a set of musical styles so rarely given to just having a little fun, this release is a nice aside.

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