Friday 22 August 2014

At Devil Dirt - Plan B: Sin Revolución no hay Evolución (Vinyl Release)

Album Type: Full Length
Date Released: Out Now
Label: Bilocation Records/Kozmik-Artifactz

Plan B: Sin Revolución no hay Evolución" track Listing

A1. Don't see you Around 5:31
A2. Conscience 4:16
A3. People Raise Again 4:32
A4. Mommy 4:54
A5. Sin Revolución no hay Evolución 3:20

B1. There's not a God or a Devil 4:52
B2. The Caravan of Death 3:26
B3. The Marching Crowd 3:57
B4. I lost my Guide 5:40
B5. Time to flee 3:12

Total: 43:40


This dynamic duo (just guitar and drums) hails from Chile and delivers ultimate heaviness excellently combined with great melodies. Some call it Beatles doom, some call it a mixture of Kyuss and Pink Floyd, some say fans of bands like Torche will love their music ... well, to get a real idea you'll have no other choice than browsing their full album below and listen for yourself. And always remember this sounds even more awesome on high quality 180g vinyl!
The Band:

Néstor "Gato" Ayala | Guitar/Vocals
Francisco "Hongo" Alvarado | Drums


Available now on vinyl the 3rd album by At Devil Dirt explodes out of your speakers with a fully realized and unique sound. A difficult band to describe in words, At Devil Dirt can sorta be summed as John Lennon fronting a self titled era Queens of the Stone age but with a significantly heavier guitar tone. Speaking of tone, WHAT TONE! Néstor "Gato" Ayala's guitar is absolutely raging all over the place and is one of the best recorded fuzz tones I've ever heard. The distortion level is much heavier then the bands they list as their influences and reminds me of some of Boris' and Floor's stuff but a bit cleaner and you can still pick out all the notes nicely. In some parts he's bringing almost Electric Wizard level distortion without the JNCO jeans and greasy hair.

The coolest thing about "Plan B: Sin Revolución no hay Evolución" is how well they've integrated everything into a cohesive and coherent sound. Running the gamut from some stomping doom to tripped out Beatles-esque psych nothing ever feels forced as At Devil Dirt's trip moves smoothly over the decades of rock n roll history. The production is also extremely well done and maintains a retro vibe without having any of the irritating parts of a retro production (namely the mix sounding off at parts and using little compression making some elements of the kit fall out at times).

My favourite tracks are “Mommy” and “I lost my Guide” both of which are the trippiest songs on the album. “I lost my Guide” begins with a nice trippy deep groove under dreamscape vocals and takes me back to the time in my life where me and my friends used to hang out in someone's garage drinking and just shooting the shit. “Mommy” opens with some nice Floor style riffing until the psych vocals hit and weirds out the track in the best way possible. Shuffling between a solid verse/chorus into a nice building bridge the song writing on “Mommy” is pretty damn solid and keeps a very simply laid out song very interesting.

At Devil Dirt has given us a very entertaining and well written album for fans of simple powerful groove-rock. I was not familiar with these guys before being sent this for review, but definitely a hugely impressive effort. I suggest everyone check out their back catalog too some really great stuff.

Words by: Chris Tedor

Available digitally or on CD here and on vinyl here


- 100x clear with purple haze (EXCLUSIVE MAILORDER version) 
- 200x solid purple
- all high-quality heavy 180g vinyl pressed in Germany
- matt laquered 300gsm gatefold cover 
- handnumbered