Passion. Aggression. Power. Conviction.
DIRE is a Georgia-based heavy metal band seeking to reestablish such ideas at the core of heavy music. They manage to tastefully implement a broad variety of styles while maintaining a consistent and definitively metal sound, and they've set the bar high with their debut full-length record. The 15-track 'Volume I' is filled to the brim with focused and deliberate riffs, memorable choruses, and soaring guitar solos. From the sinister and melodic "Farther" to the relentlessly aggressive "Keep Your Mouth Shut", 'Volume I' is certain to be a favorite of any fan of heavy metal.