Whiplash
Power and Pain


4.5
superb

Review

by hammerheadftw USER (1 Reviews)
December 26th, 2006 | 20 replies


Release Date: 1985 | Tracklist


This album should be in every thrash fans’ collection. How can you go wrong with an album titled Power and Pain released by a band called Whiplash? Power and Pain lives up to the name with 35 minutes of pure thrash/speed metal.

The album kicks off with "Stage Dive". Once the mid-paced intro is thru, the three Tony’s don’t stop kicking ass. With lyrics like, “Thrash to kill! Blood will Spill!” the song really tells you what to expect from this album. Next up is "Red Bomb", which is the least memorable song on Power and Pain. Tony Portaro has a uniquely raspy voice that falls right into place with the music, especially on “Last Man Alive”. It’s also the slowest song you’ll hear on Power and Pain, yet one of the best. After the slowest, we get the heaviest song, "Message in Blood", a non-stop thrasher.

Now, right in the middle of Power and Pain we get "Warmonger". Whiplash, once again, deliver and all out head banger. The following song is a Whiplash classic. Just hearing "Power Thrashing Death"’s main riff will make you want to turn the volume up. Tony Bono has a great bass tone throughout the whole album, but most notably on this song. This song also comes equipped with a, somewhat, sing-a-long chorus. "Stirring the Cauldron" is outshined by the preceding track. It also sounds a bit like the song that proceeds. Power and Pain finishes off with possibly the best song on the album, "Nailed to the Cross".


As I said in the beginning, this is a great thrash album which was, sadly, overlooked. Non-stop thrashing goodness right here folks.

Recommended Tracks:
Nailed to the Cross
Power Thrashing Death
Warmonger


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Dethtrasher
December 27th 2006


2211 Comments


Sorry dude but your review didn't made it I'm afraid. I got ''Nailed To The Cross'' and I didn't found it so good, I have heard lots of thrash but this felt more like under average hardcore/thrash. Add more detail if you are going to submit more reviews, but thats my opinion.

Illska90
May 12th 2007


15 Comments


Oh This is a great album. I love how guttural the singer sounds on the last chorus of "Stage Dive". I can see how Deth would think this is punk based on "Nailed to the cross" though, the chorus is damn annoying. I like "Spit on your Grave" more, though, and "Power Thrashing Death".

WARPATH_88
May 13th 2007


514 Comments


Hmm I think i need to check this out. Just because im a thrash guru and i cant get enough of it.

KILL
November 12th 2009


72131 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

sweet stuff

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Phrike
September 7th 2010


1691 Comments


this rules

Polymath
February 8th 2011


3836 Comments


good ol thrash

combustion07
February 8th 2011


5420 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

One of the best imo

KILL
April 20th 2012


72131 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

BREATHE THE METAL IN THE AIR

FEEL THE POWER EVERYWHERE

CaptainDooRight
August 29th 2012


30252 Comments


yes!!



GiaNXGX
September 29th 2012


4867 Comments


Non-stop thrashing goodness right here folks.



Indeed.

Ovrot
September 29th 2012


10554 Comments


Good album

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Hawksiscool
September 29th 2012


15 Comments


it is awesome

jayt851
February 15th 2013


144 Comments


No one listens to Whiplash. They are just a normal thrash band with same music with different lyrics

oltnabrick
April 7th 2013


31303 Comments


mmm dam rifs

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Mister Twister
June 3rd 2013


1782 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

BREATHE THE METAL IN THE AIR

FEEL THE POWER EVERYWHERE [2]

TASTE HERE'S A DOUBLE DOSE

TO TAKE A FIX OF POWER THRASHING DEATH

Digging: Panikk - Unbearable Conditions

mindleviticus
June 3rd 2013


8327 Comments


OH MAN! I remember this from my early thrash venturing days! :D Great stuff!

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
June 3rd 2013


20077 Comments


another great thrash album with barely any comments big surprise

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Mister Twister
November 23rd 2013


1782 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

rules

rules really hard

InFlamesWeThrash666
September 6th 2014


1429 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

POWER THRASHING DEATH

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Mister Twister
September 7th 2014


1782 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

BREEEEATHE

THE METAL IN THE AYUH



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