Metallic hardcore upstarts DOG EATER have just released a single from their upcoming debut album. Titled ‘Power’, the song talks about the effects of power & control on one’s psyche. Drawing from a wide range of influences such as the 45th President of the USA to the Stanford Prison Experiment, the song provides commentary on what it is like to be in a position of power, but lack responsibility and control. The music video takes cues from press conferences and adds a more thematic dimension to the song by placing its lyrics in the context of one such conference gone awry.
“The song is basically a very scathing ‘fuck you’ to those in positions of power and attacks them for failing to properly uphold the responsibility that such power entails for the benefit of society. We’ve more or less condensed the issues of socioeconomic inequity and the unequal concentration of wealth amongst the elite into a pleasant little two-and-a-half-minute song, and we’d like to imagine that if the anger of the bourgeois had a sound, this would be what it’d sound like.” – Russell
Power is the first single from Dog Eater’s debut album Creature Of Habit, scheduled for release on 1st October 2021.
Dog Eater is a Singaporean metallic hardcore band formed in 2020 by Trevor Wee and Russell Loo. Drawing influences from a wide range of sounds ranging from Knocked Loose, Chelsea Grin, Currents and Northlane, the band combines elements of the aggressiveness of hardcore metal music with meaningful, hard-hitting lyricism juxtaposed against a generally lighthearted image, cementing themselves as a unique player in Singapore’s music scene.