Washington grind band The Drip are set to release their highly-anticipated debut full-length, The Haunting Fear of Inevitability, this Friday (January 13). But before they do, they’ve made the entire release available to stream right now via Invisible Oranges. Combining elements of powerviolence, crust and d-beat into their sound, The Haunting Fear of Inevitability is a crushing 32-minute barrage of modern grind. Check it out after the break.
Vocalist Brandon Caldwell tells Invisible Oranges:
“Overall I’d say the theme on the new album is death. Death, anxiety. I guess there’s quite a bit of that on there. In Central American culture, they have this thing called – it roughly translates to a ‘memento of death’ (memento mori). It’s supposed to be a tribute to the fact that one day they will die. They can’t be afraid of it. They have to accept it. In making this totem, or this memento, it’s like a rite of passage that they do. I kind of feel that way about this album. I kind of put a lot of grief and anxiety into it. There’s quite a few themes that could seem a bit controversial. Most of the songs do revolve around death and anxiety; others have a more occult taboo approach.”