Dissonance In Design / Press
“ Slamming American Technical Progressive Melodic Death Metal / Deathcore bludgers it's way through the sludge that is left from the many failing 'core' bands and thus Dissonance In Design pick up the pieces and wield an attack that is as complex as an algorithm, leaving absolute zero as a result from 'Neurotransmitting An Epiphany'. With technical riffs and drumming engaging the pattern of play and the vocals commanding the insane brutality exhilarated on this release, what could be heard here is Colorado's finest metal band ever, clear precession and built in mind for fans of Veil Of Maya, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Neuraxis and Strapping Young Lad, just don't bank on their debut album carrying any scent of mercy.”
“ Shit. These kids are an all out 3 man wrecking crew. Excellent songwriting and execution. Constant but fluid genre hopping throughout the entire album with influences ranging from melodic tech death done Decrepit Birth style to straight metalcore with some serious thrash worship. Its really pretty awesome stuff. My only minor complaint is the production/mix, other than that since you've ended up at this blog, I highly recommend you check this one out. ”
“This is EASILY one of the best EP's you will hear all year, and one of my favorite posts since I've been here. The song "Reprieve" alone will wreck you, and the instrumental track at the end is just...there are no words. You can really feel the fusion of so many different genres here, and it doesn't try to be so proggy they trip over themselves...outrageous musicianship, groovy and catchy riffs that'll get you banging your head, and plenty of subtlety and texture to have you back and listening again.”
"Dionysiac" starts out as fairly straightforward technical death-metal fare, with frantically twisting passages of guitar seething around the rhythm. But with one vocalist erupting with gruff pronouncements and the other taking a higher, more black-metal pitch in distorted singing, these songs are doing more than just serving as a showcase for some guys who can play their instruments and take shots at the unsavory aspects of society. There's something thrillingly unsettling yet brutally beautiful about "Dreamstate," and the drastic shifts in its dynamics and pace are akin to Dario Argento jump cuts. "The American Reality" begins, appropriately enough, with one of George Carlin's more poetically incisive late-career comments on American culture, and from there it becomes a solid, no-frills, sometimes pretty and introspective progressive-metal instrumental without the death aspect.
“ They’ve evolved their sound into a progressive/technical metal powerhouse. Watch this band. They’re going places at the speed of their raging guitar riffs. Dissonance In Design wants to be remembered for changing people’s lives with music. I have no doubt that they will easily accomplish their goals.”
“ I had heard, "You gotta hear this band!" about Dissonance in Design several times, but it wasn't until Spike from Metradio said it to me that I finally gave in (mainly because I was fairly sure he hadn't given birth to the drummer.) Dissonance in Design is just downright insanely awesome – amazing players. I swear the guitar player grows extra hands when he performs, and the drummer is a living Muppet – no, not the green one, the drummer one.”