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Dog Fashion Disco - Adultery
Todd Smith – Vocals, Guitar, Banjo
Jasan Stepp – Guitar, Cello, Keyboard
Jeff Siegel – Keyboard
Brian White – Bass
John Ensminger – Drums
Matt Rippetoe – Sax, Flute, Clarinet, Horn Arrangements
This is the 6th studio album from Dog Fashion Disco. And let me tell you, One of the best albums i've ever heard is this one right here. This Album is a mix of Metal, Jazz and Porno Music (For The Song Adultery). Adultery is a Crime based album, and it is as if your going along with the crime scenes while investigating. This album is very dark and mysterious, for every song actually to.
Song By Song Review:
The Uninvited Guest - 9/10 - The intro to the album. This song is very mysterious, and it feels like your alone on your first case. With haunting pianos and eerie vocals from Todd, this song gives it the "crime" feeling. The Uninvited Guest might be related to the listener of this album, or the killer, which might be the "dark side" of the investigator, you never know. Very good intro to the album, it also keeps the Listener's attention.
*The Sacrifice Of Miss Rose Covington* - 10/10 - Here comes the first heavy song on the album. This song is very interesting to hear, Really good chorus to the song, this one definately needs a hear. The eerie sounds from the song gets you headbanging, and is once again. This song gives you the feeling of something bad happened, and the title "The Sacrifice Of Miss Rose Covington" might explain that. It might be the first murder that happened. Awesome track, I definately love the heavy riffs and the crazy keyboard work.
*Silent Film* - 10/10 - BEST TRACK ON THE ALBUM. The Song starts off with a jazz sound, then it gets to the chours. The verse in this song is dark, the guitar gives more effort for feeling, Todd's vocals sound dark, very nice lyrics too. Then after the chours they go insane, it complety stops, all you hear are a couple of piano notes playing, then the trumpet comes in with a sad-sounding note....then all of a sudden...Here it goes! The guitar and drums come in randomly, then the guitar does a plam muted riff while todd sings, then the weird sounding voice that goes along with todd comes in, it sounds so awesome. Then it gets really random after that, just what I like, the instruments do a couple of things, then it stop while the bass and sax is playing, sounds jazzy at that part, then it goes to a heavy palm muted part, and thats a good time for headbanging. This song is simply amazing. The song is about a man with a split personality as a serial killer, and the Devil keeps coming back to haunt him, sounds scary.
Sweet Insanity - 8.5/10 - I like this song, though I can't really describe how. It has a good and catchy riff to it, with a good beat to it. I like the guitar work, it sounds really good for a slow song. Todd's Vocals goes really good with the flow here. It sounds a little like classic DFD metal, I recommend you listen to this song to see for yourself.
*Desert Grave* - 9.5/10 - Now here is a track different from the other 4 tracks, this song is a mix of Johnny Cash with a banjo. Very good tune, It gives the desert feeling to it, Desert Grave is a great track to listen to on the road. The Trumpets i think are the best part of this song, it sounds so good. I can't really explain more about this song, go listen to this song and see how you like it, i know you will.
Moonlight City Drive - 9/10 - This song sounds like an old movie car chase, and thats what i like about this song, it has alot of orginality to it. The keyboard and trumpets give it suspense, just what the song is about. I definately recommened you listen to this one, do not skip it, its very catchy.
Privite Eye - 8/10 - All right here is where the album slows down a little, Privite Eye is a very slow song but its really good instrument wise, Todd gives it more of a dark and scary feeling with his vocals, the lyrics are totally sick :p (go see for yourself) This is the part of the album where it feels like your being watched, possibly by the killer. The investigator is being followed by some mysterious man, otherwise know as, once again, the Privite Eye. Good track to slow things down a little.
The Darkest Days - 8/10 - Awesome track, it starts off with a eerie guitar sound, then it gets to the heavy part, then Todd comes in with a low vocal giving this song probably the darkest feeling in this album. Good listen, it gets repitiave though. This song is kinda depressing once you hear the whole thing, makes me sad sometimes. As i heard this song is supposed to be about something with vampires.
Dead Virgins Don't Sing - 8.5/10 - Heres something different, scary singing too. This song has a cello in it, making a dark noise to it, good beat too, at some parts it feels like the music is disjointed. Then sometimes the keyboard makes it even more eerie when it does, you know, the eerie stuff. To be honest it's hard to explain this song, its very odd to me.
*The Hitchiker* - 9.5/10 - This song is beautiful, I love the soft part in this song. The verse makes you relaxed and calm, the guitar work and keyboard in this are absoluelty outstanding, giving an overall awesome sound in this fanstatic song. The music flows together perfectly, making this a must hear track.
*100 Suicides* - 10/10 - Another strong track in the album, I couldn't wait to hear it on the CD after when i saw DFD play this song live. This song gives another good feeling to the CD, with catchy tunes, lyrics, everything is good. I espicailly love the parts when it goes silent with the guitar playing lightley. This song is definatley one of the best in this Album. The emotion of this song is made to make you happy, works for me all the time.
*Adultery* - 10/10 - Finally, Here we are, Adultery. This is definatley a classic song in DFD history, the song sounds great with it's soft jazz parts, and great choruses! I didn't want to give to much away, but this song is definately one of DFD's best. This song can make you sad and happy at the same time, and has a really great meaning to it. Adultery has an excellent musical flow to it, all parts fit together tremendously. One of a kind song, truly a great piece of work.
Mature Audiences Only - 9/10 - A theatrical outro to this CD, it sounds like one of those plays you see in theatres. This song is a really sad song, sounds like the death scene of someone, which might be the reason for this track. Mature Audiences Only has the dark part of the cello with the violin like cello, which fits together so well. This is a really great way to end such a masterpiece we call Adultery.
Dog Fashion Disco takes a step forward in their musical carrer, combining Classic DFD metal riffs with crazy jazz explosins all put together in their new album, Adultery. The songs are simply amazing with its Crime Scene like sound, the whole scenario of it in this CD makes it go perfectly. Song by Song, the Investigator goes through some things, and those things are the songs. Adultery is a Creative, Depressing, Mysetrious album, and it definately worth a hear. After "Anarchists of Good Taste" and "Commited to A bright future", "Adultery" Tops Them All.
Short Message: Dog Fashion Disco, Thank You For The Greatest Album You Guys Have Created Yet.
The Sacrifice Of Miss Rose Covington
Once Again I Reccomend All of them, but these are my favs
Overall Rating: 4.5/5 - Superb
Reviewed By: Imaperson