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The Dillinger Escape Plan


Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.30 | 50 ratings

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5 stars with the addition of Mike Patton, they can do no wrong. This is my personal favorite of all of their releases thus far; the songwriting has more variety and instrumentation is more diverse. It is short and sweet. Plus it does not get bogged down in the rather repititious (after a while) approach that Calculating Infinity has (hey it's a groundbreaking album in many regards, but has not aged well- others have done it better, namely the bands Lye By Mistake, and Into The Moat, even Ion Dissonance). It is interesting to note that DEP has divided so many people, they seem to be a love or hate band. I think this disc is hands down the best, with the best songwriting (they don't overdo the morse-code riffs on this one), the Patton vocals add that special (Midas)touch, and overall it obviously influenced their later material, but seriously, they peaked on this one.......

so really; is this the only one you need? I would say so, unless you love the morse code riffage done into the ground..... ;)

It is also interesting to note how many "clone" bands have sprung up after the success of the band....but in my opinion, the previous bands I listed do it better than DEP.....check 'em out!

avalanchemaster | 5/5 |


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