"Hailing from Seattle, Brine have brought out a delicious record 'Kill the Ill', a fine-tuned alt-rock album to quench the thirst of fans who want to bath in vocals of The Smiths, the instrumentation of The Strokes and cheeky de-establishment tones of a punk rocker." - therockpit.net
"...the intelligent simplicity of Brine’s debut full-length fit my musical palette like a glove on the very first spin; it’s a record that packs all of the genre’s nervy, clever punch while avoiding any of the pretension that plagues it. The prevailing opaqueness of it all can be frustrating at times, but the fact of the matter is that this is an enviable debut release and a promising start for a band who seem to see things a little bit differently—this isn’t the sort of album that you’d expect to hear in 2016, and Kill the Ill is all the better for it."
"Brine blend nuances of punk, new wave and alternative rock into their own unique style, there are echoes of the dark style of Alkaline Trio...I would recommend their legion of fans investigate Brine, whilst they differ stylistically from that band they harbour the same darkness at their core, and they deliver it with style" - thepunksite.com
"Kill the Ill offers a nice dose of post-punk that is sure to be an enjoyable experience for fans of this style...This album will likely be a nice launching pad for the band to elevate themselves and find their own niche along the way." - musicexistence.com
"Brine hits you right in the feels with very Smiths and Cure sounding, guitar driven tunes...that comfortable sweater, lazy afternoon, enjoy it for the sake of pleasure type of music." - Glaciallymusical.blogspot.com