Pencils out. Notebooks open to a blank page. Oakland's Brainoil are here to give all of you fans of sludge and doom a true lesson on how to do it.
Formed 20 years ago, Brainoil exemplifies what sludge and doom meant during its original creation —misanthropic, hateful, unrelenting and, without fail, totally and completely brutal. Formed by Greg Wilkinson, Brainoil has been a power trio for the bulk of its existence, adding Ira Harris and Nate Smith at the turn of the century before the band had even entered demo stages. Now in their second decade the band welcomes their third album overall and first in seven years, the grim and hateful Singularity to Extinction due via Tankcrimes on 10/19.
Revolver is proud to host the latest single "The Spectre's Vile Hand," a vile and hateful exercise that nods to death metal, crust, Eyehategod, Bolt Thrower and fucking fantastic guitar tone all at once. Stream it above, order yours via Tankcrimes and you'll be placing your order soon thereafter.
Brainoil Founder Greg Wilkinson offered his thoughts on "The Spectre's Vile Hand" by saying that it "...not only showcases our quickest and slowest tempos on this album, but to date. We worked really hard to add more diversity on this album while never abandoning our sound. 'The Spectre's Vile Hand' showcases a very different style than the previously released track 'Blank Static Void.'"