Review by JD on November 22, 2008.
I read in the bio for Brain Drill that this band was suppose to have been nothing more than a temporary side project for guitarist Dylan Ruskin after departing from his old band Burn At The Stake and was figuring out his options at the time. Right now, I want to really thank Mr. Ruskin for this turn of events in spades... really I do.
Where do I begin to explain what this fiendishly twisted yet so amazing monster of a band truly is. They are in the simplest of terms, what extreme metal really is. They have gathered together many shades of extremes together into one album that the metal world now beholds and marvels at.
On this CD, you have Death Metal melded together with shades of Speed Metal which is mixed together with the addition of Grind, Punk feel and even some real elements of Progressive Metal as well. Added in for good measure is their twisted love of ever single blood soaked horror movie that has ever been put out, plus the devious thought of every member as well. All of these ingredients makes this unstoppable force and the whole thing is unleashed onto all of us as the band that is called Brain Drill.
Lightning strong drumming, insane yet very musical riffing support vocals that are sounding they were coming up from the bowels of the earth... not to mention a very crazy man who plays a seven string bass( Yikes!!), they are that sort of band that will and has silence ever last critic that says that extreme metal cannot ever be musical. These guys deliver both musical talent and a sonic assault that can’t be matched.
With each and ever lasting note that Apocalyptic Feasting serves up, they show that brilliance, extreme music and a serious load of pure talent can meld together while adding in the warped interest in the macabre. Brain Drill... don't wait any longer - lobotomize me please!!
Side Note: Sadly, it has been reported that Brain Drill had broken up for the time being after the release of their Apocalyptic Feasting LP. As metalheads, we can only hope that whatever differences the band has they can clear up really fast so they can continue to crack our craniums like they have been.
Categorical Rating Breakdown
Rating: 9.4 out of 10