FEB. 2010, ISSUE #321, DEMOS SECTION:
KILL YOUR BRAIN - Pretty killer shits from Virginia. Equal parts MUDHONEY, VSS, and late-80’s East Coast hardcore with more than enough attitude to back up any of those comparisons. perfectly fuzzed guitar tone that keeps me hooked during the very few moments that the songs lose me. Snarling but whiny reverb drenched vox might be a turnoff for some, but it’s a total turn-on for me. I can easily see this shit being very, very popular and me grudgingly liking it.
Look at this shit! This is exactly how KILL YOUR BRAIN sounds; a complete surrounding of your underutilized cerebrum by a small army of comic book knives. If you’ve never heard that, then please allow me to assure you that it sounds really good. Ultra noisy punk rock with liberal doses of psychedelic rock n’ roll for good measure, but mostly this shit just fucking jams, and people who don’t like things that jam are people I don’t really want to be friends with. Like tonight, when I played DEEP PURPLE’s “Speed King” and this dude was like “eh, this is ok, but it’s nothing special.” That is exactly the kind of dude I don’t need in my life. Can you imagine blasting SOCIAL ABUSE or VIRUS for someone and hearing them say “this is ok”? Yeah, I can’t either, and while KILL YOUR BRAIN doesn’t sound shit-all like DEEP PURPLE or SOCIAL ABUSE, VIRUS, and most other 80s UK punk (…actually, they kinda sound like the best parts of MUDHONEY, but on a shitload of acid), what I’m trying to imply is that they are really good.
released August 1, 2009
Recorded at Inner Ear Studios.
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