At first I thought Maggot Brain would be just another d-beat band among the large number of bands playing this style by the book. So you can imagine my surprise when 2 minutes into the first song "Breathe" this band slowed things down with some metal influenced hardcore and speed picking.
The production is very dry. It's clear and clean...but maybe a little too clear and clean. There's also some weird guitar tracking happening at times when the "lead" parts come in. Through all that you can still get a good deal of what's happening.
There's a large metal influence to both of these songs, with some very iron maiden-esque single note guitar parts. The gruff scream over top has a deep growl which seems to fit the low tuning well. The crawling end of "Silence" seems to give a good home to the vocals. In each song you get a good change up of tempos and this keeps things moving along nicely. Check it out.