Vinyl LP pressing. 2011 album from the Bay Area Sludge Metal band. It has been eight long years since Oakland's Brain oil released their self-titled debut LP via Life Is Abuse. Back then, their combination of crushingly oppressive but up-tempo sludge and Oakland hardcore punk was well regarded in the underground and saw the band tour both domestically and abroad. Subsequently, members Greg Wilkinson, Ira Harris and Nathan Smith all drifted toward myriad other projects, and Brain oil, though not officially dead, was put on ice. The band regrouped slowly over these last few years, resulting in Brain oil's first batch of tunes for the new decade. Death of This Dry Season picks up the furious hardcore sludge sound for which Brain oil is well known as though they'd never left. A little older and a little wiser, Death of This Dry Season is a short, sharp shock of intense aural battery, like an amalgamation of other ugly sounding Bay Area stalwarts such as Abscess, El Dopa and Black Cobra, yet never enough like anyone else to pinpoint a direct influence.