FIRE SALE (Single)
Year: 2009Genre: Punk Rock
Sub-Genres: Hardcore, Noise
Label: Fashionable Idiots
Length: 6 Minutes (Very Short)
My Rating: 5/8
DrunkDriver is a hardcore punk band from New York in the United States. They have existed since about 2007, released one LP, two EPs, a single, and a split album with Mattin. They are preparing to release their second LP by the end of this month. They play their style dischordant, abrasive, loud punk rock that's noizy on the outside, and hardcore on the inside. This is one of their newest releases.
1. Fire Sale
A repetitive riff and beat with almost no variation in song structure, but luckily, it's a good riff, so it works. The beat pounds like a tireless hammer and the riff is like a wheel that never stops spinnin'. The vocals and screamed, yelled, moaned, and groaned, and pretty much cannot be deciphered. One other thing I noticed is that the level of noisiness of the song gradually increases throughout the whole thing -- it starts relatively clear-sounding, and ends as little short of a wall of white noise.
2. It Never Happened
This one's a lot slower than the a-side. Lots of static fuzz and feedback everywhere. Towards the end of the song, a semblance of melody is brought on by a few on-and-off chords... the somewhat predictability of this is eventually broken off by an ultra-fast thrash section accompanied by scream vocals which lasts for a little while and then the song ends.
As I said before, they're releasing a second album later on this month, so I'll be real interested to see what sorts of things go on in that one -- the sample song posted up on the band's MySpace is real fun to listen to! As a two-song single, it leaves a little to be desired, but it's good and unique enough, so I recommend it for, say, a Pissed Jeans or Flipper fan. They'd probably like this. Well, that's "Fire Sale", hope you liked my review... see ya next time.