|Review: Brain Drill - Quantum Catastrophe|
Label: Metal Blade Records
Year released: 2010
Genre: Death Metal
Review online: September 24, 2010
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Another technical Death Metal band that should learn to write songs (that would be a first... almost.) On Quantum Catastrophe, Brain Drill are for the most part all about speed and nonsense technique, assaulting the listener with an incoherent set of speedy notes that don't go anywhere. The main culprit here are the guitars – speedy "pling pling pling" garbage that is unlikely to impress anyone over 10. It's boring and irritating. There are however a few random parts on the album where the guitars parts actually have some meat on them and sound heavy and crushing and every single time I can't help but think "why didn't they focus on this instead?"
The vocals are the expected Death Metal growls that deliver the goods. The drums are less annoying than the guitars but there are still those speedfests in tune with the guitars from time to time that just sound like they're fucking around in the studio. This is not without merit, as there are some good parts (too few) here and there, and there's certainly a lot of brutality blasting out of the speakers when they bother to slow down a bit and play something intelligible. But as an album of music, well, they kind of missed the boat. I'm just glad this is over.
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