DIRTY MONEY: No Escaping This: CD

The one sheet for this record indicates that the band includes current members of Frightener and likens their sound to that of No Warning, Breakdown, Cro-Mags, etc. This is a decent explanation of what’s going on herein. For me, that kind of sound always takes a bit of getting used to when the diamond-tipped laser first reads the disc since that initial punch in the gut is always painful and surprising, but I’m glad that I stuck around with this, as I usually am with such stuff. Dirty Money are heavy and crushing, but there is a good rock’n’roll groove running through much of this that kept me licking my chops, like my dog does for the scent of blood. The CD is comprised of their new four-song 7” and their 2006 demo of three tunes. If you like this type of sound, it’s worth it.

 –Eric Carlson (Dead And Gone)