"Snotty garage-punk from Plattsburg, NY. With vocals reminiscent of early The Adicts and The Dickies, some songs on this EP chug along with hardcore guitar riffs in a noisy Icky Boyfriends kind-of-way, and other sons hit hard with a frenzied modern garage-punk sound in a The Traditional Fools kind-of-way. Loud, distorted, noisy fun."
- WRUV, 90.1 FM Burlington, VT
"'Parade' opens the record with a punkabilly riff that nods at the Cramps. But it's a setup. The tune takes a sharp left turn, veering close to pop-punk territory. Bren never quite yield to their pop inclinations. That's in part due to Hall's performance. He sings with a high-pitch, nasally whine that absolutely sneers through the speakers — think Nerf Herder's Parry Gripp if he were more emotionally imbalanced and sarcastic. Hall brims with unhinged angst and his bandmates follow suit. Together they deliver punchy, chunky punk that hits with power and precision."
- Dan Bolles, Seven Days
"In a world where many will say punk rock is dead or watered down, those skeptics have not heard BREN. BREN is a three piece ensemble that can honestly call their music punk, complete with nasally vocals screaming personal lyrics. Yes, this is fun punk rock and you can dance to it, but to actually sit down and listen to the lyrics being sung and written by Matt Hall, there is a lot more going on and that is what makes this debut album a must-have."
- Jimmy Chambers, NYS Music