The debut from India’s Rainburn is a five-song EP called “Canvas of Silence.” There have been quite a few progressive acts coming out of India, including the amazing Coshish. Unfortunately, Rainburn have a long way to go to catch up to a band like Coshish. The songs are rather bland and tend to stay in one place for too long. The band does switch between a funky style to a more metallic sound, but the transitions are too sudden. The band are solid musicians, but vocalist Vats Iyengar seems to strain to do more than perhaps he should at times. It’s a shame because if he played to his strength, like on the beginning of “Time Turns Around,” the overall quality of the songs would go up drastically. The production is lacking as well -- the guitar being way too far up in the mix and the drums way too far back. The recording is basically demo quality. Overall, this
comes off as an introductory demo. To make matters worse, the artwork is a
feable attempt at humor which comes off as half hearted. Rainburn could learn a great deal from their homeland counterparts,
Coshish who are miles ahead of them.