Hot damn! Here's a steaming chunk of proto-tech-death that I dug up over at Death Metal Pornos And Beer recently, an absurdly off-kilter and morbidly curious little platter of Minnesotan brutality that seemed right at home here on IllCon.
BRICK (who only managed this one release in the duration of their all-too-brief career) have plenty in common with other perennial 90's DM favorites like Obscura-era Gorguts, Disincarnate, Human Remains, and early Cryptopsy, tossing all sorts of musical curveballs through the relatively thin production of Secured In Darkness, from the atonal hammer-offs of the lead track "Forgotten" (see Gorguts' "Obscura", released a year later) to the ghostly, out-of-nowhere operatic vocals that invade the most technical sections of "Carrion". Yeah, the drumset sounds like it's covered in a wet blanket, and the vocals might be a bit too loud, and the guitars a little tinny, but SHIT!--this is how I want my metal: organic, raw, and batshit crazy. Thanks to DMPAB for the head's up!