Quirky or freaky metal. Compact, tight, and very agressive guitars when heavy. Vocals range from a brutal roar to quirky almost whiney singing. Hammond-esque jolly circus/merry-go-round melodies in the background, often played by one, some or all of the following: bass, organ/keyboard, accordian, brass section, and kazoo. The music often cuts from brutal death metal to the delightful carnival music. Often also tends to incorporate elements of jazz, ska, Egyption and Turkish influences, 50's rock 'n roll, surf music, noise art, bossa nova, and techno.
Mr. Bungle, Dog Fashion Disco, Vicious Hairy Mary, Headkase, Darth Vegas, Fantomas, Secret Cheifs 3, Chin.