Dripfed is a female fronted five piece band from Denver Colorado, and on this 10″ there’s 4 songs that clock in at just under sixteen minutes. Amidst a full aural assault of crusty d-beat style metal, the lyrics of these songs deal with American Indian issues such as uranium mining and westward expansion / manifest destiny. the title track, UXO is about the remaining landmines in Laos and the unjustified involvement of the US military in south Asian political affairs, especially during the Veitnam war era. released in 2011 on Denver label Less Art records, this band is a gem for anyone who likes crusty metallic punk rock. if Dripfed comes to your town, go see them; you wont be disappointed!
Well goddamn it if this album doesn’t make me want to flip up the bill on my hat, put on a few bandanas and goes nuts counterclockwise. Or maybe just terrorize a neighbor on a skateboard bonelessing off fire hydrants and hitting wallrides on people’s garage doors! This just kicks so much ass and takes me back to the mid 80s thrash scene with bands like DRI and EXODUS (even a bit of Steve Harris style bass thrown in)and CLUSTERFUX can thrash with the best of them, but having the advantage of much better lyrics. Political punks have a way of making every music genre better. So, this killer piece of grey marble wax starts with a beautiful clean intro, then thrashes nonstop for six more songs, including one by Colorado band END OF STORY. Each song has a back story of the meaning behind the lyrics, including punk bands that ask enormous guarantees to play, more or less taking advantage of the scene, the United States coming off like they are the center of the universe and citizens staying drunk and oblivious while the government fucks us even harder. Those are my words, Josh has a better way of phrasing things. The recording is a bit dirty which adds to the fast and loose thrashy mayhem and every song is a banger. Too bad the bands has decided to pack it up after 16 years. At least they will live on on our turn tables. Cheers folks! Great stuff! (Jake)
Less Art Records / PO Box 2963 / Denver Co, 80201