Pain was an American rock band from Mobile and Tuscaloosa, Alabama that was active between 1994 and 1999. Pain's sound
featured fast-paced lyrics, energetic punk rock rhythms and frequent use of horn instruments. Their lyrical content was often
humorous, touching lightly upon such subjects as Dungeons and Dragons as well as Greek and Arthurian legends, often creating
entire plots and stories about fictional characters. Despite similarities in instrumentation and sensibility to third wave ska, Pain
has expressed resentment towards being labeled as ska, stating a dislike for the genre.