4/2/2003 - Review by: Eric Compton
Dirty Power - S/T - reviewed by: EC
This is one of the best new metal bands that I have heard in quite some time. This is easily one of the finest slabs of molten metal I have heard this year. This debut record from Dirty Power is just awe-inspiring. Plenty of "good old fashioned hard-rock attitude", mixed with crushing vintage doom courtesy of Sabbath and Cathedral. One can almost say this is like Jackyl (in attitude) mixed with Sabbath (doomy doomy doomy!), with a slight touch of the last Anthrax album.
Songs like LSD, Symptom Of The Unitard, and Penny Eyes are overwhelming, complete with intricate twin guitar duels and tons of bottom heavy guitar, just walloping the listener with doom overkill. Check out the killer leads in Dirty Power and Luke's Wallpaper, just absolutely captivating!! I just love this band! I have no clue where they came from, but they have stormed the metal universe, taking over a brand of metal that has been rather dull of late.
You won't find any swords and sorcery power metal here. No silly alternative 3-chord riffs. No phony black metalers holding cell phones, or death metal induced vomit. This is just pure working man's metal....plenty of alcohol and gasoline fury, and a rock bottom guitar frenzy that deserves recognition. Please check this band out! This is what is missing from metal!
--Reviewed by EC 4.02.03
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