The Big Dirty
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The Big Dirty

3 April 2009

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  Song Title
No Son Of Mine
Pigs Is Pigs
Rebel Without Applause
Cities And Years
A Gentleman's Sport
Buffalo Gals
Imitation Is The Sincerest Form Of Battery

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  • Original Release Date: 4 Sep 2007
  • Release Date: 4 Sep 2007
  • Label: Ferret Music
  • Copyright: 2007 Ferret Music, LLC
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  • Total Length: 36:08
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,928 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Big and Dirty 4 Sep 2007
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After Gutter Phenomenon I was a little unhappy and thought that maybe ETID had lost it a bit. There was something I didn't quite like about it. I'm not saying it was a bad album but it just wasn't classic ETID. It was a bit of a shift after Hot Damn!, and it was not really a shift that was needed. I loved the mental crazy disjointed and off the wall sound of Hot Damn! and Last Night in Town, which seemed to have given way to rockabilly, and guest vocals from people who just don't fit with the ETID way.

However The Big Dirty has made up for the slight dip in quality. This album still has that Dirt Rock sound, however it seems to have captured some of the old ETID again. Keith's vocals and lyrics are brilliant and funny as usual.

I was listening to this album in my car yesterday and couldn't help but open my windows and turn the volume up and head bang whilst driving. There is so much power in the guitars and the vocals and so many catchy little riffs and choruses its brilliant. This album will actually move you, and I don't mean in a crying to Titanic kind of way when Leo dies! I mean you'll jump around like an idiot and hurt yourself.

You gotta buy it for that reason. Although I'd advise you to look into buying it from Ferret's website as you can get a free T-shirt and you get the bonus DVD edition. I'm wearing my free t-shirt now!!!

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4.0 out of 5 stars ETID- The Big Dirty Review 2 Sep 2007
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Every Time I Die (ETID) are a New York quartet who specialise in a unique brand of high-octane metalcore. Instead of relying on generic darkside influences and basing their music purely on hardcore and deathmetal instrumentation, ETID infuse elements of dirty southern rock which adds a distinctive and nasty tasting touch to their output. One thing that metal fans don't like is monumental shifts in musical direction. `The Big Dirty', the fourth full length by ETID, and will satisfy current fans as it continues their musical progression from a slightly raw band brimming with ideas to a slick and sharp metal machine who can shift melodies and switch rhythms effortlessly. Production duties are undertaken by Steve Evett's (Dillinger Escape Plan) who masterfully maintains ETID's gritty and menacing garage-rock dynamics yet wraps it up in a bouncy and crystal clear package which keeps the foundations of what ETID are originally about, fully intact.

What ETID do so effectively is that they play around with tempo in order to generate energy and to create a vision of epic-ness. The band tend to play at break neck speed and continue pushing the boundaries of their personally forged, ferocious, groove based p(f)unk rock metal.

Tracks like "Rebel Without Applause" and "We'rewolf" are kept fresh by suddenly breaking into semi-clean (but not in a whiney emo way) singing underpinned by angular and druken melodies which shift seamlessly into crunchy satisfying breakdowns which are complimented by heartfelt and rasping poetic one-liners. ETID were always adept at crafting witty, and at times stirring lyrics. This is another area that has progressed, and not just in content matter, but in the versatility of Keith Buckley's lyrics.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Down and Dirty! 15 Feb 2008
By LeftManOut - Published on
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So what was the first thing I thought when I listened to "The Big Dirty," ETID's latest record? "Hmmm sounds like a heavier version of 'Gutter Phenomenon' just not as catchy or memorable." Thankfully though, like many good cds that I have been listening to lately, my first few initial listens weren't any indication of the album itself.

"The Big Dirty" sounds like a natural progression from where Every Time I Die left off with the last record. A lot more southern influence is creeping into their sound (and it's funny that as soon as these guys ditch the sound the majority of the scene is copying, a whole new crop of bands begin to rip off the new style they're developing) but there is still a healthy dosage of the hardcore and metal the band is known for.

Ripping and loud guitars dominate most of the songs, and while their not as mathematical or chaotic as they've been in the past, just try dismissing tracks like "Pigs is Pigs" and "Immitation is the Sincerest Form of Battery." Keith is still one of the more intelligent vocalists and lyricists in this style of music, and it seems like he's just getting better with every record the band releases. His vocals are top-notch and unlike "Gutter Phenomenon" which featured a heavy use of clean vocals, most of the time Keith chooses to scream rather than sing. The drums and bass aren't anything to write home about, but they're performed well and on point.

The complaints aren't anything that big, but they're enough to keep this from getting anything higher than a 4. First off "The Big Dirty" is simply lacking the catchiness and vocal melody that made "Gutter Phenomenon" so unexpected and appealing. There's not many memorable hooks or parts that I could immediately if I didn't think it over for a bit. Some songs seem to blend together, especially towards the end of the record, and that's kind of a drag. And while the guitars are still a great aspect of the band's sound, some parts feel pretty dry and generic and there aren't many riffs on here that I would rate among the best that the band has written over their four album career.

All in all though, "The Big Dirty" eventually turned out to be a lot better than I initially thought. It will probably take time for the songs to grow on you, but it seems that records like this offer much more replay value than records that you immediately like (and often times grow tired of fairly quickly). Sad to say though, I'm growing tired of this southern-rock/hardcore thing that ETID is experimenting with and I'd like to see them take their in a completley new direction next time around, at least in an attempt to keep it fresh.

Highlights : "Pigs Is Pigs," "Cities and Years," "Immitation is the Sincerest Form of Battery"
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5.0 out of 5 stars Scream Dream is a Heavy Hitter Too 11 Sep 2007
By David Tomasello - Published on
Format:Audio CD
These guys like to stick a round peg in a square hole, and make it work.That's why there music is so cool and crazy.They just keep on pounding the music at you til your ears fall in the deep fryer.Buy this and find out for yourself.This Cd rules!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars etid is dirty 13 April 2014
By young fresh - Published on
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dirty as can be this band has great albums that everyone loves get outta here with all this shinfo dood
5.0 out of 5 stars Big and Dirty 9 Aug 2008
By A. Barnard - Published on
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One of my all time favorite albums. I can say that I am absolutely not a fan of punk rock (not calling this punk, at all) but it's roots can clearly be seen on this album along with a healthy twist of southern rock. But with all that they still manage to make it heavy as hell, its awesome. The song INRihab definately demonstrates this, even though a lot of people will bash this song, I find it too catchy to overlook, the lyrics are pretty cool, with clean vocals eventually giving way to his intense, passionate screams. This album is worth the money and I would tell anyone, whether your a fan of Burial Plot Bidding War or Gutter Phenomenon, to go out and give this album a scrutinizing listen, you won't be let down.
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING!! 5 Oct 2007
By Jesus Vargas Jr. - Published on
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EITD have done it again. This album is an evolution of the band. The extra DvD that came with it was.. well it was them being them. It was great. Get it get it get it!! you won't regret it.
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