Pain Tank - 97,901,726 Confirmed Kills
Washington D.C.’s most vile quartet Pain Tank infuse the most extreme influences from hardcore, grind, crust and noisecore to bring the listener an experience they’ll never forget.
“97,901,726 Confirmed Kills” is a punishing EF5 Tornado-like whirlwind of chaotic musical nuances that bring to mind atrocities of all global conflicts combined into one infernal holocaust of the human race. Yes, as morbid and brutally sick this may sound, cuts such as “Uniform Shitshow”, “A Sheep Just Like The Rest”, “When Integrity Means Death” and “Barcodes And Byproducts” race by you at 1000 mph, you’ll surely feel the heat from the nuclear-powered missiles Pain Tank’s cannons fire at your very being.
There are a total of 13 angst-ridden cuts here, but the ones I mentioned above stood out for me personally due to their unique caustic and fiery temperament.
Listening to “97,901,726 Confirmed Kills” feels like being stabbed multiple times by rusted, razor sharp spears that just pierce your skin, while you fall to your knees and beg for mercy.
The rawness of the music here also adds a lot of emotional pain and misery to the point of shattering your already bloodied skull. This rawness reminds a lot of early Napalm Death, Unseen Terror, Sacrilege, and even Righteous Pigs at moments.
Pain Tank’s songs deal with the corruption within our government, military, politics and the disrespect between people in general.
This quartet’s music and real life lyrics are the epitome of all that is pain and pain that teaches humanity the humility of everyday existence through suffering.
Check it out and feel the grandeur of intense hardcore, grind and noisecore shatter all of your senses.