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Dirty Power - S/T - reviewed by: EC

Track Listing
1. LSD
2. Asthma Pimp
3. Hey Superman
4. Penny Eyes
5. Drag You Down
6. Tastes Like Burning
7. Dirty Power
8. Lady Danzig
9. Luke's Wallpaper
10. Symptom Of The Unitard
11. Gone
HOLY SHIT!!!

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
About this Writer:
Eric Compton // Eric Compton lives in the most haunted city in the world, St. Augustine, Florida with his family and two yorkies. He has contributed to MaximumMetal.com since it's conception in 2003. His reviews, interviews and social commentary has been featured on websites like Brave Words, Blabbermouth, Metal Temple, Metal Rules, Ultimate Metal, Metal Maniacs and Wikipedia. You can also find him on his paperbackwarrior.com blog discussing all things action and adventure.

Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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S/TDirty Power
2003
Eric Compton4/2/2003


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