DiRiGiRi – DiRiGiRi (2013)
Review by Jude Felton
Hailing from San Antonio, Texas, Dirigiri have only just recently hit my radar, which has resulted in wholesale damage to it. There’ll be a bill in the mail. In all seriousness though, this four-piece deliver an old school blend of thrash and death metal, and they do it well.
This isn’t a band that is going to push the boundaries within their chosen genres, but then I don’t think that is their intention. Instead, what you are going to get is some good meaty rhythm section sounds, accompanied by some very good lead work and vocals that alternate between death metal growls and a more frantic screaming approach. Both suit the style of music perfectly, and over the course of the six songs on display here you’ll really get a taste of what Dirigiri are all about.
This EP is short (under 20 minutes) and sweet, and has a great 80s vibe to it. From the songs themselves, to the cartoonish cover artwork, this is a band that isn’t afraid to show where their collective sick hearts are. Fortunately they also have the songs to back up their passions, and that itself makes this EP worth checking out.
- Death By The Hands Of An Angel
- Bone Collector
- Boiled In Blood
- Straight From The Grave
- Toilet Extermination
For more information about DiRiGiRi, and how to get your hands on their EP, head over to their Facebook page.