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The Dillinger Escape Plan


Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.30 | 50 ratings

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4 stars This is a pretty good record and a great collection of songs which feature the vocals of the multi-talented Mike PATTON, his only appearance with THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN. Mike PATTON's influence on this record is definately noticable but does not at all smother the band's classic sound that I've come to love.

For the most part, I wouldn't go further than to say that these songs are "pretty good," though "When Good Dogs Do Bad Things" just may be the band's best track ever. It's amazing vocal work and 'Pattonisms' during the first half and the epicness that follows in the latter half make for such a fun listen that one can't help but scream along to "RUN AWAY!" That said, the only nuance I have with this album are actually because of Mike PATTON, and that is the chorus to "Hollywood Squares" which for some reason can irritate me when I'm paying close attention.

"Pig Latin" features more interesting vocal work that Patton fans will be sure to enjoy and "Come To Daddy" is a cover of the popular Aphex Twin song. This cover works surprisingly well and I think the drummer Chris PENNIE is to thank for that! His playing is similar to that of an electronic drum machine's yet it still retains that human quality. "Come To Daddy" is also much more fun when one is familiar with the original song.

This EP is definately worthy of any Dillinger Escape Plan fan's collection, but 'newbies' to the band may not appreciate it's novelty so much.

Solids2k | 4/5 |


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