You gotta love Florida death metal, and when it's mixed with some solid 80's styled thrash, and then produced by Hate Eternal's own Eric Rutan, the end results have to be pretty damn good. Pain Principle hail from the alligator state and have been around since the early 90's. Their latest release, titled Waiting For the Flies is a massively heavy, groovy metal package, sure to please fans of vintage Pantera, Machine Head, and Death. Lead singer Kevin "Bull" Bullock has that 'Phil Anselmo-meets-Chuck Schuldiner' thing going (plenty of growls, snarls, and screams) that works well against the crushing guitar riffs and solos courtesy of John Sutton. The band fires off one neck-snapper after another, complete with some tricky drum patterns and intricate bass lines, each tune just a solid example of how even extreme metal can be fun sometimes. Tunes such as "And Now A Word From The Living", "Martyr System", "Behind The Broken", and the collosal "In Dim Light" are simply massive sounding & memoral metal songs, littered with precision riffing, manic drum work, and Bullock's wonderfully varied extreme vocal attack. On a few occasions he throws in some clean vocals (check out "All But The Dying" and the title track), but for the most part it's a full-throttled journey all the way.
Orlando's Pain Principle have put together a real winner here. If you like any of the classic material of the bands mentioned above, throw in a modern twist and you have Waiting For the Flies. Good stuff guys...excuse me while I bang my head to this one again!
01. Death Of Jonny Beans
02. Body Farm
03. Martyr System
04. What's Left Of It (The Feast Of Rats)
05. And Now A Word From The Living
06. Behind The Broken
07. All But The Dying
08. In Dim Light
09. What The Dead Whisper
10. Waiting For The Flies