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Down to the Bass-ics - 98%

dimemid66, October 22nd, 2006

Can you imagine just how many bands would never have even considered getting into music had it not been for this band of dirty rotten imbeciles? In this, there last studio recorded album to date, D.R.I. shows everyone why they have claimed, coined, whatever you wanna say-ed the term Crossover. As with all of their preceding albums, a new way to spawn a fusion of hardcore, punk and thrash metal has taken form.

Full Speed Ahead brings new meaning to the term “Thrash-your-fucking-ass-off”. The main difference of this album in comparison to their others is their almost absolute devotion to the heavy boom of the bass. If the heavier sounding bass is what you want, this album is sure to quench your thirst. The unbelievable thundering of the bass shows through more on this album than ever before, especially on tracks like Under the Overpass and I am the Liar. The classic DRI groove is kept alive throughout the tracks and thats what truly sets this band apart; a consistent increase in their quality of music, never backing off for anyone.

The one band all crossovers need to pay homage to have set the bar higher yet again. So bow down to the kings of Crossover, the Dirty Rotten Imbeciles.