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Release date: 24 November 2009
Style: Black metal, Doom metal

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Review

Staff review by
Lucas

Rating:
7.5
A band that recently popped out of nowhere, got raving reviews, then disappeared again is Brown Jenkins. Dagonite and Angel Eyes really impressed me and the majority of the Doom/Black & Depressive Black metal scene, then Brown Jenkins decided to call it quits in November '08. A final swansong in the form of the aptly titled Death Obsession has to lessen our grief now. So, does it?

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published 05.12.2009 | Comments (3)

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Erik M. - 19.10.2013 at 23:28  
Rating: 9 This stuff is so damn catchy and groovy. Awesome blackened doom.
!J.O.O.E.! - 20.10.2013 at 00:43  
Rating: 8
Written by Erik M. on 19.10.2013 at 23:28

This stuff is so damn catchy and groovy. Awesome blackened doom.

Interesting you consider this doom. Personally I always found Brown Jenkins one of the hardest bands to classify. They don't really sound like doom, but they don't sound black metal either. But that's vaguely what I call them.
Erik M. - 20.10.2013 at 00:50  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 20.10.2013 at 00:43

Interesting you consider this doom. Personally I always found Brown Jenkins one of the hardest bands to classify. They don't really sound like doom, but they don't sound black metal either. But that's vaguely what I call them.


Really? Hmmm, I definitely hear the doom in this. Bands that are considered blackened doom often have some kind of psychedelic sound. Maybe this doesn't seem to make sense, but when I listen to this or Dolorian or even The Ruins of Beverast (not the debut of course), I always get that feeling. Especially with Dolorian though, since they are more than just blackened doom. Wouldn't Dolorian be harder to classify?
!J.O.O.E.! - 20.10.2013 at 21:56  
Rating: 8
Written by Erik M. on 20.10.2013 at 00:50

Really? Hmmm, I definitely hear the doom in this. Bands that are considered blackened doom often have some kind of psychedelic sound. Maybe this doesn't seem to make sense, but when I listen to this or Dolorian or even The Ruins of Beverast (not the debut of course), I always get that feeling. Especially with Dolorian though, since they are more than just blackened doom. Wouldn't Dolorian be harder to classify?

Listening to this again, and whilst there is definitely a doomy, oppressive veil encompassing this whole album I really don't feel that doom is correct here. To me this sounds like a mixture of Terra Tenerosa, Xasthur and Virus. The majority of the album seems trudging and lethargic but not sure it's "doom" slow. Seems to be mostly mid-paced really and the riffing and structure feels more like avant-garde black.

I agree about Dolorian. Quite a hard band to pigeon-hole.

This really is excellent though, might top this up to a 9.
Fearmeister - 20.10.2013 at 23:07  
Rating: 9 Everytime I listen to it, I feel like my brain is being bleached and flossed in a similar way to drone (which might be why its black/doom). Still is a super unique record which isn't EXACTLY anything.
Erik M. - 21.10.2013 at 01:45  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 20.10.2013 at 21:56

Listening to this again, and whilst there is definitely a doomy, oppressive veil encompassing this whole album I really don't feel that doom is correct here. To me this sounds like a mixture of Terra Tenerosa, Xasthur and Virus. The majority of the album seems trudging and lethargic but not sure it's "doom" slow. Seems to be mostly mid-paced really and the riffing and structure feels more like avant-garde black.

I agree about Dolorian. Quite a hard band to pigeon-hole.

This really is excellent though, might top this up to a 9.


I see what you mean, but kind of disagree with not calling this doom (primarily it's BM of course). For example, the intro of the 2nd song is pretty "doom" if you ask me. What you might think of as avantgarde, I thought of being psychedelic or something, so like you said it's indeed hard to label this an exact genre. I might go with avantgarde blackened doom, but whether that's accurate or not, I'm not sure.

Dolorian I might call phychedelic though, and also blackened doom. Anyway... while this album is actually really monotonous, I still enjoy it a lot for some reason.
Erik M. - 21.10.2013 at 01:52  
Rating: 9
Written by Fearmeister on 20.10.2013 at 23:07

Everytime I listen to it, I feel like my brain is being bleached and flossed in a similar way to drone (which might be why its black/doom). Still is a super unique record which isn't EXACTLY anything.


Haha, I know the feeling now. However, I can't say I hear drone in this, but then again I'm not very familiar with drone in the first place. And yeah, the only band I know that compares to this musically would be Dolorian, so indeed very unique stuff. Is the debut just as good?
Fearmeister - 21.10.2013 at 02:24  
Rating: 9
Written by Erik M. on 21.10.2013 at 01:52

Written by Fearmeister on 20.10.2013 at 23:07

Everytime I listen to it, I feel like my brain is being bleached and flossed in a similar way to drone (which might be why its black/doom). Still is a super unique record which isn't EXACTLY anything.


Haha, I know the feeling now. However, I can't say I hear drone in this, but then again I'm not very familiar with drone in the first place. And yeah, the only band I know that compares to this musically would be Dolorian, so indeed very unique stuff. Is the debut just as good?


I wouldn't call it drone by its content, but rather by its effect. Either way, I usually just throw this into black metal when I want to label it and leave it at that
mz - 12.11.2013 at 14:25  
Rating: 7 From CD package:
"This album is dedicated with love to sunshine...
Thanks to...all bands,musicians and writers we're in touch with, anhedonia,melatonin, vodka, black cafee, cigarettes"
Haha, are these guys serious?
LeKiwi - 21.12.2013 at 20:31  
Rating: 6 Barring the pauses between tracks, you wouldn't know where one began and ended. Not necessarily a defect, but in this case it is. Interesting tone and atmosphere, but incredibly monotonous
Diverge - 22.12.2013 at 06:49  
 
Written by LeKiwi on 21.12.2013 at 20:31

Barring the pauses between tracks, you wouldn't know where one began and ended. Not necessarily a defect, but in this case it is. Interesting tone and atmosphere, but incredibly monotonous

I heard this the other day as well and I was thinking the exact same thing on an initial listen. It certainly seems like this is incredibly overrated, although maybe another listen or two will reveal something for me.
LeKiwi - 22.12.2013 at 10:40  
Rating: 6
Written by Diverge on 22.12.2013 at 06:49
I heard this the other day as well and I was thinking the exact same thing on an initial listen. It certainly seems like this is incredibly overrated, although maybe another listen or two will reveal something for me.

Let me know
Mr. Doctor - 22.12.2013 at 14:35  
  Wouldn't use the word overrated for a band of this style... It's not like they get a lot of attention.
Diverge - 23.12.2013 at 04:43  
 
Written by Mr. Doctor on 22.12.2013 at 14:35

Wouldn't use the word overrated for a band of this style... It's not like they get a lot of attention.

Perhaps it was the wrong word.

I guess what I meant was...in the underground metal scene, this band appears to be achieving a reputation that is undeserved.

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