Named after one of the leads in the Fast & Furious franchise, Drug Church’s album is indeed… wait for it… fast & furious. Well, furious at least. Fast not so much to be honest.
Featuring End Of A Year (now Self Defense Family) vocalist Patrick Kindlon, this Albany, NY quintet has a penchant for grunged-up post-hardcore with painfully honest lyrics and delivered a kickass album. Kindlon delivers his unadulterated lines in a high-pitched growl while the rest of the band sticks to mostly mid-tempo tunes with riffage that is raw and in your face. Think Quicksand.
There’s no room for filler here but the dirty bass that rumbles through “Donny’s Woods” and the guitars in “Deconstructing Snapcase” do help lift the respective songs to the next level. Even without those two tracks though, “Paul Walker” would still be an album that will get plenty of spins here at PunkRockTheory HQ in the coming months.