London/Oxford-based SCRAP BRAIN are back with a long player that expands and improves on their dirgey and unconventional brand of hardcore punk. This time around the group embraces a wall of sound approach; this is a record that sounds both huge and claustrophobic at once. A dissonant take on FLIPPER with one of the best lyricists in contemporary music.
"The London band Scrap Brain have an unhinged, noise-damaged take on punk rock. It's like one band combined the fastest, sludgiest early-'80s hardcore with the most oblique, damaged early-'80s postpunk, except with lyrics about what it's like to be mentally ill and queer in the late '10s. Last year, the band released a furious, impressive EP called Unhappy Hardcore. And now they're following it up with their full-length debut A Journey Into Madness. It's a wild ride of an album, a vengeful ripshit self-interrogation." - Tom Breihan, Stereogum