A horrible hack

The Drip

The Haunting Fear Of Inevitability

Year Released: 2017
Format: Download
Label: Relapse
Reviewed by Alex Deller on May 30, 2017
Was decidedly underwhelmed when last I heard The Drip, but this is admittedly a bit of a step up. The band are still doing what they did – harsh, grinding stuff influenced by all kinds of heaviness – but nowadays it sounds more honed and cohesive. Vocals are craggy and garbled, while the music skirts between full-throttle blasts and moments of ragged dissonance, variously touching base with Benumb, Kill The Client, His Hero Is Gone and mid-period Carcass. While things have progressed nicely they're not without their flaws (the drums, for example, are irritatingly clicky), though the biggest question at this point is whether the band have enough of their own personality to compete in a marketplace that's already crowded with similar produce.

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