Dance Club Massacre
Circle of Death


3.0
good

Review

by Dante Alighieri USER (85 Reviews)
April 15th, 2010 | 26 replies | 7,856 views


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Lets get drunk!!!!!!!!

1 of 1 thought this review was well written

If you take this band serious you are going to hate them… no, I mean really f*cking hate them. Dance Club Massacre is an embodiment of living fast, driving hard and screwing college girls; but to the tune of a harpsichord. Dance Club Massacre, one of the most original names in the biz (sarcasm), are a deathcore band that carries heavy influences ranging from hardline grindcore, blackened symphonic metal, to melodic death metal (ala The Black Dalia Murder). They have put a niche in their genre by relying heavily on their keyboardist to add overly melodramatic tunes to their fast and no-nonsense approach to their music, seriously in nearly every track you can hear him jamming along in the forefront. In their sophomore album, Circle of Death, Dance Club Massacre have definitely not improved or regressed in any way, but are simply content with the style of music they play: “If it aint broke, don’t fix it” is the rule of thumb on this one. Dance Club Massacre is all about the booze and the girls, every track is an ode to some obscure drinking game or some sexual conquest that either member of the band has experienced.

So after all this talk of playing a generally hated form of music, not taking their music seriously and just not giving a sh*t about their lifestyle, why the hell would one appreciate this? Well, for the very exact same reasons as stated. While every track on this record ranges from ‘okay’ to just plain ‘horrible’ from a critics perspective, it is arguable that Dance Club Massacre are masters at making infectiously catchy and brutal beats that, combined with their overall lack of morals, make Circle of Death a listen that will have you stomping your feet, banging your head, acting like an ape in your bedroom or whatever way you get off to your music. Tracks like the overly dramatic opener ‘Risk Is My Business… and Business Is Risky’, which features some impressive keywork by keyboardist Matt Hynek, to the ultra fast, symphonic black metal track ‘Have You Ever Chopped a Wolf’, will nearly always get you in a groovy and ready-to-party state of mind… that is if you have the right mind set.

In conclusion, Dance Club Massacre is a band to be taken lightly… very lightly. Their intention is to make fun party music for people who have fringe tastes in music and they have definitely succeeded in doing so. While breaking little to no ground in their sophomore album, Circle of Death, Dance Club Massacre once again makes another enjoyable album that can be taken for granted and played for those ‘lighter’ moods in our lives. I mean seriously, who wouldn’t be ready to get plastered after listening to ’99 bottles of beer on the wall’ done Dance Club Massacre-style? (see ‘Bonus Track’)

‘We pour this booze and drink this booze because its yummy in our tummy
So over the throat and down the hole to party in our tummy
Down the Hole-a, Bitchola’




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cvlts
April 15th 2010



8954 Comments


bottom quote taken from 'the shot of the day' from a local mens radio station in seattle.

sidenote; LITERALLY wrote this up in under 10 mins.

AbyssalCreation
April 15th 2010



2041 Comments


I listened to this a couple times, it was pretty good.I love party metal.I like the more prevalent Black Metal influence on this album, but I think their debut has more memorable songs.

Jips
April 15th 2010



1129 Comments


NINETY NINE BOTTLES OF BEER ON THE WALL!!!

NINETY NINE BOTTLES OF BEEEEEEEEEEEEER!!!

everyone should listen to this for the lulz

IGotShotInTheFace
April 15th 2010



444 Comments


So... is it good?

cvlts
April 15th 2010



8954 Comments


if fun is good then this album is.

Dryden
April 15th 2010



12928 Comments


rarwrarrwarwar

cvlts
April 15th 2010



8954 Comments


shutupBREEbreeBREEWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Dryden
April 15th 2010



12928 Comments


i like you, have a hot dog with melted cheese ^_^

cvlts
April 15th 2010



8954 Comments


nomnomnom

dante enters the dryden.

Dryden
April 15th 2010



12928 Comments


and has ketchup and cheese on the side of your lips, better lick it off n_n

taquitos
April 15th 2010



74 Comments


get the fuck out

cvlts
April 15th 2010



8954 Comments


we made taquitos all jealous and shit.

cvlts
April 15th 2010



8954 Comments


ah shit, found a contradiction and a few grammar biffs. will fix it tomorrow.

bloc
April 15th 2010



34780 Comments


Band name is the absolute worst, makes me think of some crunk shit.

Digging: Interpol - El Pintor

cvlts
April 15th 2010



8954 Comments


yeah it is prty shitty. oh sup neg

IGotShotInTheFace
April 15th 2010



444 Comments


Who negged? Wtf? I'm gonna download this now with my 10kb/s download speeds... Argh... SOOOOOO SLOOWWWW... I swear to god in the time it takes me to download this I could have watched all the Godfather trilogy...

Relinquished
April 15th 2010



24929 Comments


Not gonna check this out but came to say...

who?

IGotShotInTheFace
April 15th 2010



444 Comments


Hi relinquished...

sspedding
April 15th 2010



4754 Comments


will check this out sometime, it sounds funny.

sspedding
April 15th 2010



4754 Comments


ps nice review dante



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