THE DRIP - The Haunting Fear Of Inevitability
Some time around a dozen years ago some music revisionist(s) came up with the term D-Beat. Now without going into how those music revisionists are so full of shit about it's true history as well as their obvious youth which disqualifies them from knowing the facts (they read it on the internet) I'll explain. D-Beat is a simplistic term used by ignorant still wet behind the ears music scribes to describe music which combines 90's style metalcore, grind and death metal.
Enter THE DRIP, a five piece band from Washington State, who on this their debut full length combine metalcore, grind and death metal into their sound. After listening to this I can clearly state that no band who's name starts with a "D" comes to mind. Although I did see one internet scribe use the "D" word in describing THE DRIP's sound. That person is an idiot. In fact this reminds me of NASUM meeting up with THE ABORTED. Anyone who tosses out the "D" word when writing about THE DRIP needs to have their lips sown shut, their hands cut off and their genitals sliced off. That way they can never again speak, write or reproduce again.
Now where was I? Oh yeah, THE DRIP have already released a few eps of pure grindcore. Their last one, 2014's A Presentation of Gruesome Poetics, was released by Relapse so here ya go with a full length from the signing deal. Obviously the band is trying to expand their song writing skills in order to fill a full length with material. So they pull the death grind card out for a slow burn on cuts like "Dead Inside" and "Wretches". Unfortunately it sounds forced as if they have no business trying it. THE DRIP were satisfactory as a twelve to thirteen minute length release band. Not everyone can be NAPALM DEATH.