REVIEW: GHOST IN THE FIRE: DRUG HONKEY (USA)

Band: Drug Honkeydh gitf cover
From: USA
Genre: Doom/Psychedelic
Album: Ghost in the Fire
Label: Transcending Obscurity

Rating: 8/10

‘Ghost in the Fire‘ is all dark and red. The city of Chicago must be burning in hell right now if the churned out requiem by Drug Honkey is anything to go by. The rock-hard doom foundation laid by Saint Vitus, Pentagram and Trouble has already paved a glorious path for the US doom scene and DRUG HONKEY proudly rides their hearse on it. Musically the band has outlined a self-portrayed border for themselves where they are not afraid to push the limits and experiment with the very vicious side of music. As soon as ‘The Order of the Solar Temple’ creeps in you know you are in for an ultra slow-paced hallucinating fuckride drowning you into the deep mire of funeral/psychedelic doom soundscape. Evil, torturous, painful and an eerie affair that engulfs your senses all through the extent that this album lasts but there’s, somewhere, a deep sense of weird peace as you inch through the rambling journey.

The basic song structure is very lethargic and there’s rarely a shift in the gear but that, instead, further adorns the evilness and the production is raw enough to give anyone a sinful food poisoning.  This is another laudable release by the wicked Transcending Obscurity Label.

Check out the video for ‘Ghost in the Fire’ here:

-Zivon Gurung

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