Tuesday 7 January 2020

ALBUM REVIEW: Destroy My Brains, "InsignifiCan't"

By: Peter Morsellino

Album Type: Full Length
Date Released: 01/01/2020
Label: Independent

“InsignifiCan’t” CD//DD track listing:

1). Too Much Cocaine
2). Overdose Worshipper
3). Ropes
4). After Brutality
5). Beyond Sick V2

The Review:

In all things, there is a balance. If we tip the scales too much in one direction, we find ourselves losing what it is that we are looking for. In Doom music, there is an underlying tone of sadness that balances out the anger of traditional heavy metal. Destroy My Brains have not only found this balance, but mastered it.

With their 2020 release, “InsignifiCan’t”, these doomsters of the great white north promised to take us on a journey of "drug abuse and suicide," and they deliver in spades. I honestly can't think of a better way to describe the vibes of sonic assault you are about to experience.

At times, sludge and doom can take our beloved genre into the realms of melancholy and despair at the expense the power and aggression that brought us to the party in the first place. This is not the case with “InsignifiCan’t”. Make no mistake, this album is a banger.

From the first notes of the album's opener, "Too Much Cocaine," you know exactly what this band is all about. Violent riffs dissolve into brooding atmospheres, morphing from pained wails into walls of feedback, conjuring the howls of the damned. This, my friends, is only the first track.

The album continues its sonic assault on tracks like “Overdose Worshipper”, and “After Brutality”. A personal favorite, “Ropes”, treats us to such pained despair in is opening moments that the brutality of the second half feels entirely justified.

This is what “InsignifiCan't” does best. It takes you on a journey. Its violence and aggression cannot be achieved without the pain and distress of its atmospheres. It showcases two perfect halves of what make heavy music so enjoyable to listen to. There is cause and there is effect. There are ends and there are means.

By providing us with such a complete picture, “InsignifiCant” offers up the best of what doom has to offer, without falling into the moody trappings of the genre.

“InsignifiCant” is available HERE

Band info: bandcamp || facebook