Brain Drill

Defiled - In Crisis (Season of Mist/Riot)

Is it too early to start on the "Best Of" 2011 list?

Japan's Defiled returns with a resounding statement in its first album in eight years, and fourth full length overall, In Crisis.

Brain Drill - Quantum Catastrophe (Metal Blade/Riot)

Opening with a tortured scream and a moment of insanely intricate bass work, Quantum Catastrophe is one of the most complicated and uncomfortable albums of the year.

Brain Drill is all about speed.