HistoryBrown Jenkins is an Austin, Texas-based band that soon became the sole domain of UA. Formed in 2006 and issuing the Squamous, Promo 2007 and Dagonite demos in serial fashion the act signed with Moribund Records for Angel Eyes. H.P. Lovecraft is a motif of the band as indicated by the band name which is a Lovecraftian character. Brown Jenkins' Death Obsession was issued through Moribund Records in the autumn of 2009.
BROWN JENKINS - DAGONITE - MORIBUND
Moribund Records seems to be specializing in one-man projects all of a sudden. Between the impressive Catacombs CD, the average Necronoclast album and now this the label is building up a cadre of solo outfits on its roster. Perhaps the hassle of dealing with one person is negligible compared to dealing with standard bands. Solo artists complain less about royalties given their smaller need or perhaps one successful project has lead the label to seek out another one. Whatever the label’s track record in the past brownie here is not about to get high marks for its music. The oddest part here, however, is the reference to the act as 'black metal' for Dagonite is essentially an instrumental record and whether Satanic or devilish advocacy - the definition of black metal unless one is a twelve and listens to Cradle Of Filth - can be claimed solely through music without lyrical intervention is a matter for discussion. Going back to the quality of the music though is where one finds the entire repertoire lacking. With the noise and static in place the series of chords and dissonant notes matter little when placed in a pool of similarity and reduced production clearness. Extreme music needs extreme impact and that sense is not obtainable here. Brown simply does not have the depth to provide the depth and is beholden to his only tool, namely the hypnotic power of musical effect delivered with droning reverb, reduced instrumentation and an almost absence of vocals. - Ali “The Metallian”