Drain Kills it with EP “Over Thinking”

 

 

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Sorry, not sorry! That’s the attitude that the boys from Drain deliver on their latest effort “Over Thinking.” Lead by riffs that are, reminiscent of a Mike Tyson left hook to your dome, and singer Sam Ciaramitaro unforgiving vocals the boys in Drain have delivered a good one.  The six songs that make up “Over Thinking” are proof that when it comes to hard core punk Drain are heavyweights. I’ve gone on record saying that Drain and Bl’AST! Are the two best hard core punks bands in Santa Cruz. Known for their high energy performances lead by Ciraramitaro crowd surfing on a boogie board, Drain has made quite the reputation for themselves.

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From the start “Over Thinking” comes out swinging  with the short instrumental “Eighty-Sixed” which features an old school thrash riff. The second track “tension” continues the thrash vibe had provides the band the opportunity to show their skill. In particular Tim on drums shreds! The album hits a high point for me with the song “Trapped In My Head.” The boys deliver a classic punk anthem remenast to Black Flag. Ciaramitaro delivers his strongest vocal performance on “Sewn Shut” with a badass delivery of a unique melody that fits the killer work of guitarist Pat and Josh perfectly. Meanwhile Aric constantly holds the groove on bass allowing drummer Tim to shred the gnar! These guys are not your typical punk band that plays like crap, they take pride in their craft and it shows!

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I highly recommend this album for fans of Black Flag, BL’AST!, Trash Talk, Mondo Generator and early Megadeth/Metallica. I also strongly suggest you see these dudes live! I have a feeling there is gonna be more and more good music coming from DRAIN! I also have a feeling they may just make WormHounds list for albums of 2016! Make sure you head over to www.drain831.bandcamp.com download the album now!  

 

ALSO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DRAIN WILL CELEBRATE “OVER THINKING” WITH A RELEASE SHOW ON OCTOBER 22ND AT CAFE PERGOLESI’S IN SANTA CRUZ CA!

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CHECK OUT DRAIN ONLINE:

www.facebook.com/drain831

www.drain831.bandcamp.com

    

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