Daniel Dahmer Kills It, Literally, With “Theatre of The Macabre”
Just last night I watched a movie about how Jeffery Dahmer’s crimes impacted his Father and Stepmother, and how they dealt with the media during their time of blaming themselves for what happened. It was an Independent film, one which I really got into, and then went to bed. One day prior, I had a chat with a gentleman on Twitter named @DanielXDahmer, because of the fact that his Tweet caught my attention in my feed – a creepy experimental album called “Theatre of the Macabre.” I clicked the link, listened, and was instantly turned on to his style and the dark flavor that he served up on a waffle cone topped with virgin cherry sauce. It was sick, twisted, and right up my creature infested alley.
So I Tweeted him and told him I would check out his work, and that is exactly what I did. Researching Daniel Dahmer on the Internet, I found that he has been working his ass off to make it in the music industry, with various profiles showing off his talents on various music sites, and even on YouTube. His bio is what struck me the hardest, which reads:
“Daniel Dahmer is the 16 year old nephew (seems older now) of infamous serial killer, Jeffrey Dahmer. Raised in the outskirts of Detroit, Michigan, Daniel began writing rhymes at the early age of 8 and recorded his first karaoke-style demo tape in his mothers basement just a few years later. Experimenting with hip-hop, Dahmer honed his craft and created a style that demands a reaction; whether you love it or hate it…. Citing a few of his main influences, N.W.A, 2 Live Crew, Too Short and Eazy E are the most easily recognized. Dahmer “kick(s) it retro-style, with an extreme twist and swag overload.” Daniel Dahmers debut E.P “Macabre Themes” was released online, Valentines Day 2011, for free download and is considered an instant classic among complex minds alike. Dahmer has began building a cult-like following that continues to expand daily via popular social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter.” (Source)
1. Not the typical bio you would expect to read from a musical artist who has taken a dark direction in his work, but none the less one that makes my skin crawl with anticipation to learn more about him.
2. He’s the complete package. Good marketing, great graphic design, superb musical talent, and of course – he is very easy on the eyes. All of these combined puts me in agreement that he SHOULD be building a cult following, and that if he keeps fighting forward will be able to break into the mainstream – or the dark underground – or my house, whichever comes first.
3. His new release (on digital download only now) and hard copies to follow soon – “Theatre of the Macabre,” the tracks are freaking amazing and so I bought my own copy and gave it a listen. A full listen. I soaked in a bathtub full of pigs blood naked, while tossing off to the dark, experimental evil that coursed through my veins and fell madly in love. Not that there is anything wrong with that, right?
Some of the lyrics, for instance “I’m a gay bashing faggot turned lunatic,” can rub some the wrong way if taken out of context. However, what you are missing in the overall picture of his music is the theme – psychotic motivation, tribute or media association to serial killers, and of course a darker journey into the minds of people who kill others.
Of course, he isn’t without humor … like my favorite fucking video in history, “I Need A Freak” – OMG, I ejaculated all over my keyboard when I saw this!
I suggest you check out Daniel Dahmer’s music by clicking here, and watching for him to add hardcopies to his latest release. Of course, for those of us who can’t wait – get the digital download and support this man. Personally, I want to be his best friend – especially now that I know he likes flashing dildos in Wal-Mart. *sigh*
Listening To Theatre of the Macabre,
Jake A. Wheat