Dirty Sound Magnet – DSM-III (2022 and Live) – Review

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RMR himself discovered Dirty Sound Magnet felt eons ago, incidentally at a live concert in 2013. This was still the time with Didier Coenegracht at the helm and the band’s – at the time – newest and only record What Lies Behind on the menu. DSM in a robe of Zep-ish pleasures that immediately hooked this reviewer. And this concert may also have been a major influence to get this here music ‘zine on the road. In short, RMR and DSM go way back.

In the meantime, much has happened and this band is now a totally different animal. Out … [...] Click to raid more!

Dirty Sound Magnet – Transgenic (2019) – Review

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Shock and awe. You might remember that one. It is a (very old) military strategy, last used prominently by the US in the latest Iraq war.

One that aims at shell-shocking the enemy into submission with a tremendous load of boom and bang. With the hope that the evil witch will lose her favorite broom AND her spells, forget to recover, and just give up the ghost. So that this contentious and ugly conquering business turns out to be much less difficult and costly than it would otherwise be.

Dirty Sound Magnet‘s last album Western Lies kind of felt … [...] Click to raid more!

Dirty Sound Magnet – Western Lies (2017) – Review

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You’ve got bands that stick to their guns like there is no tomorrow. And they will always rehash what was before until their days run out.

Comfort in sounds and numbers, right?

And truly, for some, it pays off. They fill stadiums with fans wanting nothing more than to listen to the same shit all over again. Mind you, these bands are good at what they do, and a lot of fans like precisely that level of comfort.

Then you have others with a distinct taste for risk and change, the ones opening doors that were closed before. Darting off [...] Click to raid more!