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Review: Driller Killer - Cold, Cheap and Disconnected
Driller Killer
Cold, Cheap and Disconnected

Label: Osmose Productions
Year released: 2002
Duration: 41:26
Tracks: 11
Genre: Thrash Metal

Rating: 2/5

Review online: July 18, 2003
Reviewed by: Scott Murray
Readers Rating
Cold, Cheap and Disconnected

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Sometimes I get more of a kick out of reading band’s press releases than I do hearing the actual album. Half of the time you have no idea what they’re talking about, the other half you know they’re just trying too hard to exaggerate what is undeniably a shitty band. Whoever wrote this article for Driller Killer must live in a hole or got paid a lot to refer to these long-standing punk thrashers as "Sweden’s finest." That gave me a hardy laugh and a half for sure.

Cold, Cheap, and Disconnected is certainly not a thinking man’s record by any means. Straight up obnoxious tough guy vocals, raging Kill ‘Em All-esque riffing and a whole lot of predictability. Shut off the old brain, chug your beer and rock on! I imagine Driller Killer would be much better suited to the live environment rather than on CD, because it warrants no more than one listen.

I’d appreciate this one more if the duration of the disc had at least 15 minutes shaved off of it. It has a very retro metal feel to it, but gets old fast.

I gotta say though, the drumming is about as lackluster as I’ve heard. When you actually hear it over the non-stop guitar shredding it’s just thump thump thump for the entire song, no variation or anything really.

So in conclusion, if there’s one Swedish band you don’t bother listening to this year, make it Driller Killer! Just ignore them, and maybe they’ll go away after 9 years of foolishness…

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