Virtually peerless, DRUG HONKEY from US are marching on since almost a couple of decades and it’s only recently that they’re getting noticed. There is a collaboration with none other than Justin K. Broadrick (GODFLESH, JESU) on one of the songs and there’s even a special saxophone guest appearance by Bruce Lamont (YAKUZA, CORRECTION’S HOUSE) on the title track. METAL INJECTION premiered one of the more atmospheric tracks (with a wicked twist) exclusively HERE.
DRUG HONKEY (US) – ‘Cloak of Skies’ LP / CD / Box Set / Digital (May 5th, 2017)
Genre – Atmospheric Death/Doom Metal
Release Date – May 5th, 2017
Record Label – Transcending Obscurity Records (India)
For fans of – GODFLESH, JESU, AUTHOR & PUNISHER, THE NIHILISTIC FRONT, DISEMBOWELMENT, INVERLOCH, SCORN, LURK
US band DRUG HONKEY have always been a step ahead of their peers, if there were any in the first place. Their brand of death/doom is something nightmarish, vaguely psychedelic and exudes a post-apocalyptic quality too. They’ve taken the vision of GODFLESH and added their own twist to it, making it darker, surreal and morbid. And yet there’s a strangely reassuring quality to their atmospheric music. There’s a form of tenacity in their music of the same kind that will have you crawl ahead in life despite all its inherent ugliness pinning you down. They are taking things to a different level, with guest contributions from the legend himself, Justin K. Broadrick (GODFLESH, JESU) and Bruce Lamont (YAKUZA, CORRECTIONS HOUSE) with his saxophone eeriness, and having the hand-painted artwork of Paolo Girardi (INQUISITION, CHTHE’ILIST) represent the pulsating sickness of this ambitious and unconventional release.
1. Pool of Failure (5:44)
2. Sickening Wasteoid (6:12)
3. Outlet of Hatred (6:48)
4. (It’s Not) The Way (6:36)
5. The Oblivion of an Opiate Nod (10:00)
6. Cloak of Skies (8:11) (Ft. Bruce Lamont of YAKUZA, CORRECTIONS HOUSE)
7. Pool of Failure (Remix by Justin K. Broadrick of GODFLESH, JESU remix) (6:29)