DRIP FEED: Musik Strikes Like a Fucking Dagger: 7”

Not to be confused with the U.K. band of the same name, Stockholm, Sweden’s Drip Feed play pissed-off punk rock with a political leaning. I really dug the themes they tackled lyrically, particularly on the track “Dagger,” from which the 7” takes its name. It speaks to the power that music has over each of us, and the force with which it impacts us. These praises aside, I felt that Drip Feed sounded a bit bland. The A side tracks “Digital Era” and “Dagger.” Each had interesting riffs, including a part where the guitars drop away and it’s just drums and bass—something that I love when bands do right. But the B side tracks didn’t do much to set themselves apart musically from the A side. I think if Drip Feed added a second guitar, or at least recorded leads over their main riffs in some parts on record, I’d have been more stoked on this. As a single with “Digital Era” b/w “Dagger,” I’d probably have been more into this, but as an EP it’s a bit monotonous. –Paul J. Comeau (Elände, no address listed)