BRAINOIL: Singularity to Extinction: CD

I can’t claim to be some sort of metal “fan” as it were, though I do have my favorites. This appears to be some sort of extreme deathy/blacky/crunchy kind of metal. The vocals are cookie monster screams, and I could take or leave ’em, but the real question is, how are the riffs? That’s the only fair way to assess a metal album. From my perspective, the riffs are pretty damn monstrous—loud, heavy, and reliant more on melody than speed. Pretty good shit, but I’m no metal head. –Gwen Static (Tankcrimes, tankcrimes.com)