Welcome to the Metal Circus
An established music industry veteran once described Dog Fashion Disco’s music as “having a clown with a knife chase after you.” Cutlery and makeup aside, this Washington D.C. based quartet have been heavily renowned for creating unconventional Heavy Metal music and “Committed to a Bright Future” is no exception. While Dog Fashion Disco’s music does adhere to typical song formats and structure, the band happily (and sometimes eerily) spice things up with a saxophone or flute solo in the middle of a song to go along with the chaotic blend of superb musicianship with an added touch of avant garde-esque lyrical content. Though in all aspects the band is progressively more innovative than modern mainstream metal, the ‘genre-bending’ style that they are heavily marketed on has been around since the early 90’s with Mike Patton’s project, Mr. Bungle.That being said, a question is raised – “is this music derivative of a style that Patton pioneered?” Well in all likelihood, yes. But if Mike Patton is the teacher, then Dog Fashion Disco are certainly the students, collectively putting together a chaotic slap in the face to all the willing… just beware of the clown.