The Damn Dirty Apes
Monkey Monkey Records
Released: November 6, 2014
The Lehigh Valley PA's Damn Dirty Apes deliver eleven punk infused, Anthrax-like, metal tracks on "Ape Diablo". Jody, Andy, Stacy and Phil are like a pro, well-oiled machine... a vulgar and blunt, pro, well-oiled machine. Their style is aggressive, confrontational and driven. Gems like "I Don't Wanna B U", "On Wings of Broken Winds" and "Broken Hearts & Bloody Messes" are up front and in your face.
I wasn't sure what was going on in their video for "Sick!" but that didn't keep me from watching a few times to try to figure it out. The Damn Dirty Apes appear to arrive in luxury and set up to play at a soup kitchen and then scantily clad dancers attempt to draw the diners attention away from their food. Check out the possibly NSFW (at least not my work) video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTdLa7mrdwY
For all the Damn Dirty Apes straight forward attacks, they are always good to throw in some challenging aspects. The track "Territorial Fistings" is their crowning "challenging" achievement on "Ape Diablo". Aggressive and distinctive, with varying structures that pull together atypical metal and alternative influences. Apes never disappoint.
"Beat on the Brat" (Ramones) appropriately wraps things up, circling the wagon back to where it all begins.
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See the Damn Dirty Apes open for Philm (Dave Lombardo ex Slayer) at Jabber Jaws in Allentown PA on February 27, 2015.
See the Damn Dirty Apes at Kung Fu Necktie in Philly PA on February 20, 2015.