In a scene currently rediscovering Sabbath, Autonomic emerges
with a healthy dose of stoner rock songwriting and textures one might
expect from a You Am I or Skunk Anansie album. Mandy Newton’s
gravel-tinged vocals command the listener as the band flirt with the
occult and rock’n’roll in equal measures. Dance With The Devil is a juiced-up, pub rock headbanger, while DNA Blues wouldn’t
be out of place over a Sunday arvo coffee. The Dirty Earth are heavy,
psychedelic and above all unpindownable — the necessary ingredients that
may make them the new lords of doom rock.