Drainland are a band from Dublin, Ireland that plays a mixture of sludge and crust/punk with a grindcore edge and this is a review of their 2011 album "And So Our Troubles Began" which will be released by Southern Lord Records.
Drums range fromm slow to midpaced drumming with some ocassional fast parts and blast beats, while the bass playing has a very strong, thick and heavy tone that is very easy to hear on this recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow to midpaced riffing that combines sludge and crust punk together with the faster riffing bringing in the grindcore influences and there is a small use of acoustic guitars being used briefly on one song as well as distorted noise effects throughout the album, and there are little to no lead guitars or solos present on this recording.
Vocals are mostly midrange sludge metal screams mixed in with some ocassional deep vocals and crustcore style sgouting, while the lyrics cover everyday hateful themes, a for the production it sounds very raw nd heavy but still professional enough to the point where you can hear all of the musical instruments.
In my opinion Drainland are a very good sludge/crust punk band and id you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Jellyfish" "Rebuilding Salem" and "Somnial Hex". RECEMMONDED BUY.