If you’re familiar with how Nine Inch Nails works then the idea behind Pain should be easy to grasp. Hypocrisy frontman Peter Tägtgren is the sole member of Pain, similar to Trent Reznor and NIN. NIN is also a good comparison for sound, though Pain has a bit heavier metal sound. Pain is somewhere between Industrial Metal and 1980’s-inspired Techno. Don’t let that scare you off though, each album has a distinct sound and there is even some pretty heavy variation between tracks.
On a slightly related note I ran into Pain on Pandora, the streaming radio site. If you like music and you haven’t used Pandora yet… get off your ass. Seriously, I’ve found some great music there. Before you run off though check out the music video for Zombie Slam below and see if Pain is for you. Then let me know what you think.