Brain Drill
Quantum Catastrophe


1.5
very poor

Review

by Adam Thomas STAFF
May 6th, 2010 | 189 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: An open letter to Brain Drill

Dear Brain Drill,

Call me a dreamer, a masochist, or both, but there is a tiny part of me that really wants to like your music. Key word, “wants”. Even though it knows better, a part of my brain yells a little bit louder than all the logical voices telling me that you can only bring pain, pain, and more pain. Well, it looks like that little voice has got the best of me once again, because for the last couple of weeks I have been trying to wrap my head around your latest album Quantum Catastrophe to no avail. I must admit that you have chosen a perfectly fitting name for it. It certainly is a catastrophic mess. By this point in your career one would think that the thrill of mashing together hyper-technical bullsh*t into an unlistenable slurry of seemingly random dun-dun-dweedle-dun-dweedle-this could go on for f*cking ever-dun-dweedle-de's over a climaxing rhythm section that needs to aim away from their eyes, fear risk of blindness, would have run its course, but no, you're still an annoying clusterf*ck of every negative cliché about technical death metal.

It's a shame too, because buried deep within the wreckage that is Quantum Catastrophe are some really cool moments. Sadly, I'm hard pressed to remember any of them after listening to the album, due to your inability to repeat ANYTHING in a song. That is if you could really call these haphazard cacophonies songs. Aren't songs usually a cohesive musical idea? I mean, yeah, I get that structure isn't your thing, but come on, work with me here! Don't you guys want to be known for something more than just being “that one band” with “that dude that can shred”, or “that bassist that plays the most incredible fills”? Obviously there is the notoriety that comes with having the most “world's fastest drummer” tags on your Youtube videos, but after that initial shock is gone, what have you left your listeners with? Nothing.

Sincerely,
Adam Thomas.



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Scott M. Baldwin (1)
Someone fetch me a friggin' violin....

lak89 (3)
Only for fans of overly technical Death metal and not for the faint of heart....

Subrick (3)
A smorgasbord of technicality and insanity that will both please and drive away listeners....

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Comments:Add a Comment 
Athom
Staff Reviewer
May 6th 2010


17222 Comments


Fuck it. I tried.

Ulsufyring
May 6th 2010


1724 Comments


nice
wish i coudl have adde dto it D:

Ulsufyring
May 6th 2010


1724 Comments


not hateful enough

Inveigh
May 6th 2010


25025 Comments


pretty funny stuff. i've never listened to this band, and after reading this review don't know that i ever will.

Phantom
May 6th 2010


8930 Comments


lol brain drill

bloc
May 6th 2010


34919 Comments


Front cover is nice

Roach
May 6th 2010


2148 Comments


this reminds me of that rubber duck i might have once had

TheSpirit
May 6th 2010


17927 Comments


My friend was in this band for awhile

cvlts
May 6th 2010


8967 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

double spacing a paragraphing biff or intentional?

GRAVITY BLAAASTTS!

Tyler
Emeritus
May 6th 2010


7926 Comments


You're brave than me for attempting this. I couldn't get through their last one without bursting into hysterical laughter

Iai
Emeritus
May 6th 2010


3553 Comments


I went to school with current Oldham goalkeeper Dean Brill, and every time I see this band's name written down, I think of him.

That is all I have to add here.

robin
Emeritus
May 6th 2010


4249 Comments


nice adam thomas-ing.

we lost to oldham this year. bleak.

Zip
May 6th 2010


5312 Comments


yeah, nothing comes to mind besides that was fucking stupid. Fuck it, it's brain drill.

landonius
May 6th 2010


70 Comments


I really like Brain Drill. simply because I know its tech death wank, and I enjoy it for that.

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
May 6th 2010


2004 Comments


Just heard one of their songs and didn't know what to say.

Yeah, it's technical. It's fast. But... what's the point?

Digging: Thank You Scientist - Maps of Non-Existent Places

ButcheredChildren
May 6th 2010


5591 Comments


the thrill of mashing together hyper-technical bullsh*t into an unlistenable slurry of seemingly random dun-dun-dweedle-dun-dweedle-this could go on for f*cking ever-dun-dweedle-de's

LMFAOOO

I love the review and I agree but out of the hundreds of technical deathmetal bands in the world I am still somehow drawn to Brain Drill and although this album is pretty random and fucked I still can't help but like it, great review Adam :D

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
May 6th 2010


15050 Comments


i know informality is supposed to be a fundamental element of this review but honestly reading this
was like reading some bored child's blog or journal or something (which i guess could have been
spawned by the 'open letter' format but it's more the 'bored child' thing i'm focusing on). it was
entertaining i guess and...funny? (it wasn't really even all that funny (especially not enough to
justify the risky colloquialism) in my opinion), but certainly didn't make for something i'd expect
from a recently-promoted staff reviewer. in a bad way.


guess im a hater oh well

vanderb0b
May 6th 2010


3473 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

This album sounds generic as hell

Tyler
Emeritus
May 6th 2010


7926 Comments


Robertsona, have you tried to listen to Brain Drill? I'm surprised he got this much out of it, really. It's just so overwhelmingly bad and stupid that it's all but impossible to say anything more than what I just did.

Athom
Staff Reviewer
May 6th 2010


17222 Comments


I was originally thinking of just posting a giant ascii middle finger/fuck you as the review, but I
don't think that would have gone over all that well. It took me at least 5 tries to get past the first
few songs, and at least twice that many times to actually make it through the album. to be honest it
all sounded the same. I know it's not all that great of a review, but it's my honest opinion on the
band.



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