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Review: 'Dirty Power'

-  Label: 'DirtyPower.com'
-  Genre: 'Heavy Metal' -  Release Date: '24.11.20.'

Our Rating:
Dirty Power are a hard rocking and properly independent DIY Punk Metal band from Dublin. This is the bands second ep this year following on from Oh God that came out in the Spring.

This EP opens with The End no not a cover of the Doors classic but an original of heavy riffing guitars throaty but not screamo vocals so you can understand what this Dublin based band are on about as there and our worlds collapse around us. This sounds a bit like Coal Chamber.

Could You Be has a great hard rocking intro that has early Queens Of the Stone Age feel to it as the vocals come in, that have that sort of heavy phased psychedelic feel to them, before the track explodes a good bit in the middle with some great funky bass underneath it all.

iDenial is full of raging riffs and furious vocals at the state of the world and our increasingly digital lifestyles, this is like Fear Factory at full pelt hammering there message deep into your cerebral cortex. The breakdown in the middle will be that point where the mosh pit dissolves and everyone starts to get ready for the build and explosion, they know is coming to go totally mental too, it doesn't disappoint on that front.

Oh God the earlier single is next and has an insistent staccato riff that helps to give it a forceful sense of foreboding with the rage and pain coming through the vocals too as they ask God to give them a reason. Before the instrumental bit that almost goes a bit widdly but they pull themselves back from that precipice just in time.

Back To One reminds me a bit of Parasol by Queens Of The Stone Age riff wise as this song of yearning and pain unfolds as they reflect on what brought them to this rupture.

The ep closes with a 5-part instrumental that the press release describes as trailer tracks or if you prefer the sort of bed that will perfect for anyone who thinks they can guess the lyrics to the tune can wail over themselves. But it really ends up sounding like a long Kyuss tune that goes on for about 6 minutes and through various progressions including the funky riff section, the is this a Deftones song section, and the military marching drum metal riff monster section.

Find out more at https://www.dirty-power.com/media/ https://www.facebook.com/dirtypower/

  author: simonovitch

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