House of Pain, subtitled Fine Malt Lyrics, is the debut album of American hip hop group House of Pain, released on July 28, 1992 through Tommy Boy Records.
- Rolling Stone (10/29/92, p. 70) – 3.5 Stars – Good Plus – “With a groovy swagger, this collection of hard-core hip-hop tracks offers many moments of technicolor snap and crackle, and also titled House of Pain.”
- Q magazine (12/92, p. 124) – 3 Stars – Good – “…their music is of the dense, hard-hitting school of hip hop…the group have absorbed black rap’s musical lessons and create a satisfying platform for their above average deliveries…”
- The Source (9/92, p. 57) – 3.5 Stars – Good Plus – “…a very solid and at times exceptional album…imagine if Licensed to Ill wasn’t an upper middle class Jewish thing but rather a working class Irish thang…the atmosphere is like that of a cross between a frat party and a bar room brawl…”
- NME (11/7/92, p. 34) – 6 – Good – “…contains some creative and accomplished rap music…”