Drugs Of Faith - Corroded
Fourteen songs, 27 minutes. Lyrics passionately political. Are Drugs of Faith a nostalgia act? Absolutely NOT, because if they were, their blend of sludge and hardcore would suck like late period Black Flag. As it is, “Corroded” is energetic, pissed, and driven by huge hard riffs that have a sludgy groove but are sped up to raw goodness. That gives an epic feel to many of these short songs, but don’t worry—we’re not talking poetry here. Just short bursts of angry, authentic rock here, a rare commodity these days.
So I’ll take my repeated listens of “Hidden Costs,” “Anemic,” “Giveaway,” and “Checkers,” the last two also features heavy angular hardcore bass lines. The lyrics to “Age of Reason” and “Grayed Out” are a bit overwrought, but they still deliver a wallop; “Grayed” has one of the best riffs I’ve heard in a long time.
“Corroded” is grimy hardcore, raging full-on. Drugs of Faith finally have their first official full-length, after half a decade of split CDs, compilation appearances, and plenty of killer shows. They won’t rest, though; there are more miles to grind out, more news to get out and stay relentless.
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