Vinyl LP pressing. Cain was an experimental doom metal band based in Birmingham in the early 90's and formed by John Pickering and Pete Nash from Midlands crust punks Doom, along with fellow friends Clive Meldrum on drums and Stephen O'Connor on second guitar. Influenced primarily by 80's doom metal such as Trouble, Candlemass and St Vitus, the band initially started writing slow, dirgy Black Sabbath inspired tracks, but soon found themselves adding more psychedelic sounds, noise and industrial influences as well as samples and soundscapes. Implementing delay, reverb, wah wah and various effects, their sound owed much to the members love of space rock and bands like Loop or Spacemen 3, but was also underpinned by gargantuan grinding Pentagram and Celtic Frost inspired riffs, creating something unique, dreamlike and absorbing. Cain's obscure and sought after eponymous release sees it's remastered reissue courtesy of Rise Above.