Drunk Dad are a band from Portland, Oregon that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of sludge, free jazz, hardcore and noise rock and this is a review of their 2014 album "Ripper Killer" which will be released in July of 2014.
A very dark, distorted and melodic sound starts off the album along with a good amount of reverb before going into a very heavy hardcore style sound along with sludge style screams and all of the musical instruments sound very powerful and bring in a great amount of noise rock elements into the tracks.
In the slower sections of their riffing you can hear a great amount of doom metal in their sound and they also speed up at times and add in blast beats, crust and grindcore influences as well as a small amount of clean singing and the guitar leads seem to be influenced by 60's and 70's rock music and they also add in noise and percussion sounds on some of the later tracks along with small amounts of clean playing while mostly sticking to a heavier direction.
Drunk Dad remain true to their noisy and hardcore approach to sludge metal while also being a little bit more dark and melodic this time around, the production has a very dark, raw and heavy sound while the lyrics cover dark, violent and hateful themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Drunk Dad and if you are a fan of sludge, noise, hardcore and crust, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Five pack" "Light A Fire" and "Whiskey Liver". 8 out of 10.