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Drive-By Bukkake "Bastards Of Slime" Album Review

What do you do when one of your favorite local bands of all time drops a new album? You fucking celebrate, You party and most importantly You turn that shit up. Massachusetts based Thrash band Drive-By Bukkake (still the coolest name ever) have been killing it in New England and spreading their madness all over since 2005. The band released a compilation of punk covers in covers in 2019 and before that released an album in 2017 which i think was a masterpiece despite it being new recordings of more popular songs. So with "Bastards of Slime" coming out in 2022 This means it's been 11 years since we've received new original tracks by DBB and that is something to celebrate. Let's get into it.



I'm not gonna go EVERY track but there are a few that stand out to me. The album opens with a hysterical clip is clip of JB Smoove from Curb Your Enthusiasm talking about cum before heading into 2 step territory accompanied by the occasional King Diamond esque vocals. The track is called "Jizzaster Strikes" and does a great job as an opening track. Though short, it sets the mood for the entire album transitioning perfectly into the title track of the album "Bastards of Slime". BOS includes everything that the opening track did not include to give the full DBB experience. There were fast drums and fills, slamming guitars and Brian coming in with something that sounds harder than his usual gremlin vocals. Hulk Hogan talks about cranking knobs and then boom its pure chaos. The tail end of this song has to be some of the hardest I've heard this band go and really gets me excited for what might come afterwards on this album is album. Great shit.


And just as you thought the 2nd song was their hardest like I did you would immediately be wrong because following it as a track called "CümBüm" and it's the audio version of watching a UFC fighter just hammerfist somebody in the head, god damn. Funny clips, brutal ass breakdowns, violent lyrical content yeah this one is my favorite. In my opinion the one that's most likely to be put in repeat for me.


Now another track I enjoy alot is the 7th song. It began with a great clip from "Letterkenny" which I absolutely love (play to the player) but I'm pretty sure the name of the track "Gore for your dollar" is a play off the New England grocery store chain Market Basket, which is the most New England thing I could have thought to do. Bunch of Massachusetts boys. This song is full of surprises despite it being the shortest track on the whole album. It speeds up, it slows down, It might even include saxophone. I'm not a 100% sure I heard it correctly. They definitely cram a lot into this 1 minute 12second track.


Now back on one of their earlier albums they had a song called "Cocaine Buffet" Which was heavily sampled with wrestling clips and this one is no different because "Cocaine Buffet 2000" starts off strong with a Terry funk promo and hes one of the best to ever do it so you know it's going to be good. But good was an understatement this song slapped hard. Full of Terry funk references and the slowest breakdown of the album so far I was thoroughly entertained and enjoyed every second of it.


The next 3 songs on the album the album were great they were the usual DBB formula that we all know and love But the last track of the whole thing his whole thing really sealed the deal for me. "Soma Coma" Starts off slow and hard like it was a Blood For Blood song or something then boom heres a clip and chaos endues. Which is one of my favorite things that DBB does. They will insert a clip and then just immediately get evil as fuck. This track was a great choice for an ender to the album as it had everything. You have the wackiness, you have the intensity you had both John and Brian going completely ham on the track, you had squealing guitars and you had solid AF drumming that sounded like machine guns at times. This was definitely their best produced album to date and some of my favorite songs that they have ever done. This will definitely be in heavy rotation from here on out. Great stuff guys.



If I were to rate this on a grading scale I believe I would give this entire thing a solid "A-"

Could there have been improvements? Sure, but as far as what I enjoy listening to this was right on par with that. It was fun and it was intense. I'm a sucker for movie samples in metal songs so this checked like 90% of the boxes for me. So damn good.


Check out their album and all their social media which can be found on their website:

www.DBBThrash.com

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