Brainworms hail from Richmond, VA, a city with a rich hardcore/punk history. So its not a surprise that the members of Brainworms have made waves with several other bands. Which is Worse combines up the bands original demo and cassette only release Is it Weird?
Musically, Brainworms is teetering on the line between hardcore and indie rock, so I guess you could call them a post-hardcore band, but even that is a little off. They play hardcore punk that reminds me a bit of the Dischord roster, but with just a tad more intensity and ferocity. Lyrically, vocalist Greg Butler is the difference between Brainworms and just some band. A good example is the lyrics of Heart Shaped Hickey:
Being punk never changed anything / Theres no action inside this vacuum / Dont be confused were not a counter culture / Were just another fucking social clique.
Rorschach may be onto something good with Brainworms. Now that weve got the history lesson for the band with this release, itd be nice to hear a new full-length of material.
7.0 / 10
Posted Aug. 11, 2013, 9:23 a.m.
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