Brainoil - Death Of The Dry Season (20 Buck Spin)

One for fans of Eyehategod
Release Date: 
1 Aug 2011 - 11:30pm

20 Buck Spin have been making a bit of a name for themselves in the last couple of years, as can be testified by reading the (net) pages, of our very own Metal As Fuck webzine. Though more well known for the releases of cult death metal acts, like Coffins, the label have certainly not been afraid to branch out with more obscure releases, as well as going against the grain of what might be considered more popular genres, and instead, have continued to put out stuff that they are obviously passionate about. California's Brainoil are certainly a good example of this, with the bands third full-length album, Death Of The Dry Season, being unconfined to the masses. Well, maybe not quite, but we are sure you get the picture. 

As far as music goes, Brainoil, though coming from the hardcore punk scene, for all extent and purposes, could be easily categorised as good old 'Southern sludge', and we certainly don't mean that with any disrespect. Whilst not a huge fan of the genre, it is easy to see the potential in Brainoil, and their slow 'doomy as all fuck', down tuned riffing, is sure to charm fans of Eyehategod and the like. Being just under twenty-five minutes long, Death Of The Dry Season also thankfully doesn't overstay its welcome too much, especially as this style of music can usualy get a bit much in one sitting. Though personally I would rather stick to my standard, but trusty, good old true doom metal, I am sure that Death Of This Dry Season is sure to resonate with fans of the above mentioned sludge forefathers Eyehategod, along with other inspirations for the band, such as The Melvins.