Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
The Dillinger Escape Plan - Option Paralysis CD (album) cover


The Dillinger Escape Plan


Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.80 | 105 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

3 stars After loving their last album, Ire Works, I jumped at the chance to get their new album.

And did it match up to their previous...

No, and to be honest I was a little disapointed.

This album wasn't bad, and it wasn't really good either.

These guys became too enraptured in becoming weird and playing off beats and going mental (something modern prog bands are doing too much these days), and they lost their songwrting abilities (well they have some).

If you wanna hear these guys, buy Ire Works, it's really good, and maybe on a one off get this album just to complete a collection.

1. Farewell, Mona Lisa - Very frantic and quite eerie. In the intro has a black metal vibe to it. Love the middle section. 9/10

2. Good Neighbour - Love the melodic death metal influence. Incredibly frantic with a lot of time changes and off beats (ooh what a suprise). 8/10

3. Gold Teeth On A Bum - Greg's vocals are amazing in this song. Pretty ok chorus. 8/10

4. Crystal Mourning - Some more black metal influences with some of the riffs. A bit too frantic. 7/10

5. Endless Endings - Again very samey and frantic. 6/10

6. Widower - Amazing piano work. Quite cheesy but also quite beautiful. Great change in dynamics and amazing vocals from Greg. 9/10

7. Room Full Of Eyes - Very noisy, but a bit samey. Nothing really different. 6/10

8. Chinese Whispers - This song does have a jazzy edge and a pretty cool chorus. 8/10

9. I Wouldn't If You Didn't - This song does have some interesting twists and turns. Great change in dynamics. 8/10

10. Parasitic Twins - Intro is pretty eerie. Great vocals. Has quite a poppy vibe with the falsetto vocals and the overdubs. 9/10

CONCLUSION: No real exceptional songs and a lot of randomness. If I were you, I would buy their other albums, before even thinking of buying this one.

arcane-beautiful | 3/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password


Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.