Brown Jenkins – Death Obsession (2009)


Following their acclaimed by some (and trashed by others) album “Angel Eyes”, Brown Jenkins releases their last opus “Death Obsession”. Like it or not, Brown Jenkins is one of those bands that you either praise or despise, I side with the later.

If you are not aware of what kind of music Brown Jenkins plays, they try to mix Doom and Black Metal with heavy Drone influence and the result is, in my opinion, a half assed approach to either of the genres.

Some people claim similarities with Hellhamer and Burzum, but I call bullshit on that. The previous two bands were pioneers in their time, and BJ is just a copycat that fails at achieving anything cohesive enough to even be called music. Again I stress that this is my humble opinion and you might love whatever crap comes out of this ‘band’.

“Death Obsession” is again another lame attempt at combining legendary bands when lacking musical skills, the album is very very boring and dull, there are a few riffs here and there, bad vocals, random bass guitar lines and terrible drumming. I’m no musical virtuoso, or maybe I’m just plain ignorant, but I do not get the whole hype behind BJ, their albums are unimaginative and pretty boring to be honest.

If you liked “Angel Eyes” then this album will be sweet music to your ears, but if you hated it like me, then just keep walking and get something better. The best thing that I can say about this album is that is the last of Brown Jenkins.

Band: Brown Jenkins Album: Death Obsession
Label: Moribund Records

Release: November 24, 2009

Official Site myspace
Genre: Doom/Black Metal

Country: USA

Rating: 50/100

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