donderdag 12 december 2013

At Devil Dirt – Plan B: Sin Revolución no hay Evolución

At Devil Dirt – Plan B: Sin Revolución no hay Evolución
Kozmik Artifacts/Billocation Records – 2013
Rock, Hard, Stoner, Alternative
Rated: ****
Chile’s At Devil Dirt are the new provocateurs of the sludgy guitar sound on the block. Two members is all that’s needed as the guitar assault will saturate most of your personal space and available air supply. It’s really that thick throughout “Sin Revolución no hay Evolución  2013” . “Devil Dirt” must be the nickname for whatever unholy deal with the Melvins devil they made to get this sound because it’s just not fit for natural human ear consumption. Of course, that’s a windfall for us at Stoner HiVe! The other interesting aspect of At Devil Dirt’s approach is the distinct 90s/Alt/Grunge influence that is drawn largely from the vocals which are of the Alice in Chains nasally crooning sort, albeit much of which is sung in Spanish. This throwback trait is perfectly evidenced on the opener “Don’t See You Around” and plays well off the pile-driving riffs they’re trying to sing above. Following the colossal Psychedelic Doom of “40 Years Ago”, the album takes a slightly more subdued approach with spacier, more psychedelic songs. “There´s not a God or a Devil” finishes on another impenetrable doom rampage where that gnarly guitar furrows ever deeper into the listeners head. Excellent, just remember to grab a breath of fresh air before repeat listens.
(Written by Matthew McGarity)
And ofcourse an equally great review was written by Lucas on his Paranoid Hitsophrenic!

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