Dysfunctional If Dysfunctional had come from Seattle instead of from Dokken, an old L.A. hair-metal band, it'd be all over MTV. The soar-and-crunch melodies trace a… Dysfunctional If Dysfunctional had come from Seattle instead of from Dokken, an old L.A. hair-metal band, it'd be all over MTV. The soar-and-crunch melodies trace a… 1995-05-16 Dokken Metal
Music Review

Dysfunctional (1995)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: May 16, 1995; Lead Performance: Dokken; Genre: Metal

If Dysfunctional had come from Seattle instead of from Dokken, an old L.A. hair-metal band, it'd be all over MTV. The soar-and-crunch melodies trace a line from Soundgarden's ''Black Hole Sun'' back to early Moody Blues. Stadium-shout choruses shift comfortably into Doors-ish blues drama, and the teenage-introvert-obsessed lyrics are actually more comprehensible than Soundgarden's. B

Originally posted May 19, 1995 Published in issue #275 May 19, 1995 Order article reprints