DESTROY SHE SAID - DOWN TO DIRTY (Bad Reputation)

 

                           (Review by Patrick De Sloover)

First of all, this band might not be confused with the Norwegian band She Said Destroy, who were formed in the year 2000, as this is a new band from down under, and ‘Down To Dirty’ is their first full length output. There seems to be various versions available of this release, e.g. a limited rock box that include guitar picks, a making of DVD and a free digital download code as well. Check their homepage for further details: http://www.destroyshesaid.com.au/

The name of the band is well decided. The music of these 5 rockers is loud, intense and has the urge to destroy whatever comes in your way. They rock hard and seem to be full of energy that is ready to burst out. They entered the studio already twice to record and release EP’s in 2011, and some of those songs feature this album as well. Luckily, the sound and production is much better on these re-recordings, so thumbs up for Craig Harnath and Jack The Bear who produced and mastered this album, together with the band. Now they are ready for the next step in their career and it might be well considered as ‘Down To Dirty’ has it all to get the masses moving and grooving!  Melbourne is the city where the energy resides and the perfect base to aim for a much larger territory! 

The ten songs on this debut have enough variety, are ready to punch you in the face and the sound of the songs is top-notch!  This is a band with a high potential to play the European summer festivals and create a fuzz every time, again and again! Check out their video for the song ‘No Church’, and you know exactly why I’m into this bunch of rockers! Purchase via: http://www.badreputation.fr/

My rating: 82 / 100

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95+ : Outstanding, high valued albums & classic ones… a direct purchase is advisable !

 

Between 90 and 95: Surpasses the style of music, must be heard/ordered by every Metal fan

 

Between 80 and 89: Good in its own genre, recommended for those hooked on it

 

Between 70 and 89: Decent but better to take a preview first

 

Between 60 and 69: Rather moderate

 

Between 50 and 59: Bad, substandard