Band: SHATTER BRAIN
Style: Heavy Sludge Thrash Metal
Shatter Brain seems to have been formed by musicians from the most successful Heavy bands from Australia, as themselves mention in the band's bio. Unfortunately I've never heard of these bands before, and Shatter Brain is a first listen, too, but I guess Australia's isolated geographical position might be the main reason to blame. Anyway, Shatter Brain seem to take things seriously and less than a year since their foundation they managed to release this debut demo and are now gearing up for a Taiwan, Thailand and Malaysia tour this Summer, pretty sick I'd say. Good thing is this debut material, 4 tracks in a bit less than 20 minutes of playing time, is called a demo by the band instead of an EP like everyone else does these days, honestly I appreciate that even though the recordings quality is top-notch, very professional sounding, powerful and clean, for a perfect first impression on the listeners. The music is a mix of Sludge, Hardcore and Thrash Metal, at times reminding me of both Metallica and Pantera but with a modern approach. I'm sure these tracks kill live, but even on this demo they do a good, very good impression, so I guess we have here a band that might do well for themselves in the future if they decide to give it their all and tour the shit out of their audio material for the kids to go nuts on them.
Reviewed by Adrian