|Review: Brain Drill - Apocalyptic Feasting|
Label: Metal Blade Records
Year released: 2008
Genre: Death Metal
Review online: January 31, 2008
Reviewed by: Lars Christiansen
One look at the cover art should give you a rough idea of what sonic abuse you're about to witness upon pressing play on Brain Drill's debut album. Zombies? Check. Gore? Check. An apocalyptic scene? Check. Although my mind immediately concluded these guys would be a Cannibal Corpse clone band, the music purveyed on "Apocalyptic Feasting" is actually a few notches more brutal than that, believe it or not, with a furious blasting attack that could easily see the band fitting in nicely with the technical behemoths found on the Unique Leader roster.
Beginning as they mean to go on, the riffs shred your face like an industrial mincer, squealing and grinding upon a veritable landslide of drums, deep bass and nicely varied Death Metal vocals. The riffs do have a little extra here and there to set themselves apart from the faceless masses, by way of arpeggios and lightspeed lead licks which penetrate the apoplectic storm of rhythm guitars like fragments of glass blown at you through a sandblaster. Upon the first couple of listens, the album passes in a bit of a blur to be honest, possibly leading many a metalhead to give up on them as a lost cause. However upon multiple listens, each song slowly gains its own identity, revealing the band's own unique traits throughout each of the 35 ravaging minutes.
Supremely technical and filled with an insatiable anger, this album would undoubtedly be a surefire hit for fans of Necrophagist, Disgorge, Psycroptic and the like.
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