Drug Honkey are a band from Illinois that has been featured before in this zine and plays and experimental and atmospheric mixture of doom an d death metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Cloak Of Skies" which will be released in May by Transcending Obscurity Records.
Industrial sounds along with heavy guitar riffing starts off the album while death metal growls are added onto the recording a few seconds later and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and high pitched screams are also utilized at times as well as the songs incorporating experimental and avant garde elements.
Dark sounding melodies can be heard in some of the guitar riffing and when guitar leads are utilized they add in more of a melodic and depressive style and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and when keyboards are added onto the album they give the music a more atmospheric feeling and the songs also bring in a great amount of distorted spoken vocals and all of the songs stick to a very slow musical direction and one track also adds in a brief use of saxophones.
Drug Honkey creates another recording that remains true to the experimental, doom and death metal mixture of previous releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover despair, confusion, triumph, and anti religion themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Drug Honkey and if you are a fan of experimental, doom and death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Pool Of Failure" and "Cloak Of Skies". 8 out of 10.