Dog Fashion Disco
Ad Nauseam


5.0
classic

Review

by Boomballet USER (1 Reviews)
October 4th, 2015 | 9 replies


Release Date: 2015 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Better than Adultery. I'm dead serious.

Ah, Dog Fashion Disco. You started your career with quirky rock, evolved into a circus metal act and then you made Adultery, an album which was announced as undefeatable by most fans. I think that was part of the reason you gave up and turned into Polkadot Cadaver. After all, what's the point of making music when you've done your best?

Fortunately, you decided to try again. While similar, Polkadot Cadaver and Dog Fashion Disco are two different beasts that deserve to be separate. Sweet Nothings proved this. It may have been an incomplete mess of an album, but it showed us that Dog Fashion Disco is more rooted in traditional rock than the modernly oriented Polkadot Cadaver.

Now we have Ad Nauseam. And in my humble opinion, it's your best effort yet. Mature, serious but not too serious and above all, clearly something you wanted to make. It seems you have grown out of making weird stuff just for the sake of being weird. To be honest, I like your "normal" music more than the overly avant-garde Mr Bungle pastiches you used to make. No offense intended.

From the catchy title track to the artsy Starving Artist, this album is truly consistent as well. Highlights include Golden Mirage, the funky tune about losing hope, and the heartbreakingly gritty Only the Haunted, to name a few. Covered in Blood is my least favourite song of this album, just because it reminds me too much of Knives Out!, the blandest one of your sideprojects.

Thank you and keep rocking!


user ratings (54)
3.7
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other reviews of this album
Kingdok (4.5)
These are such godless days. I'll drink to that....



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deathschool
October 4th 2015


28658 Comments


No way this is a 5, but I'll read the review.

(Not a good review)

Calc
October 4th 2015


17360 Comments


"No way this is a 5"

x2

Angelboros
October 4th 2015


1357 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

No way this is a 5 [3]



YMMV, of course, but I smell a 3.5-4 coming from this. I hope it's as good as the artwork.

Detective Dan
October 4th 2015


261 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

3.5-4 is pretty accurate. It's grown on me with a couple of listens but I think Sweet Nothings was better.

Gameofmetal
Emeritus
October 4th 2015


11595 Comments


they already have another album? feels like it hasn't been long

Detective Dan
October 4th 2015


261 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

They crowd funded Sweet Nothings last year but ended up raising more than twice the goal they were asking for so they used the extra to record another album.

Kingdok
October 5th 2015


151 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Can't see this being at the same level as Adultery, but is growing quickly after a coupla listens. Doesn't quite have the highs of Sweet Nothings for me yet, but the short tracklist makes it feel a more refined album overall, primarily I think because Sweet Nothings tails off towards the end for me.



Like the style of the review, but really needs more detail about the songs and album specifics I think.

Oc3anic
October 7th 2015


38 Comments


I'm very skeptical when you say this is better than Adultery. I can only hope you are right

Zantera
October 12th 2015


130 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Not as good as Sweet Nothings, but considering it's essentially the B-Sides from those sessions, I'm still enjoying it quite a bit.



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