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The Dillinger Escape Plan


Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.13 | 95 ratings

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3 stars Ah, The Dillinger Escape Plan, tech metal pioneers with a twist.

Even though I am actually a fan of Tech-Metal and consider it to be the most original and creative aspect of metal on this side of the millennium(which perhaps doesn't say much), The Dillinger Escape Plan has never held any real interest to me.

Sure, their music is fast paced and energetic, sometimes bordering on greatness. But it seems to me like that this is how all their albums open and then they gradually recede into some sort of radio friendly post rock. Now this wouldn't be a problem had they some semblance of natural motion from the one to the other, but as it seems to me The Dillinger Escape Plan just completely embraces these two sides of their music, no matter how conflicting they might appear when presented like they are on their albums.

"Miss Machine" is their greatest album to date, it includes some of their most memorable songs(I consider Sunshine The Werewolf to be one of the best of this entire genre) but it gaits and stumbles so much between its influences and themes that it appears disjointed to me. Half a fantastic album, so to speak.

Extra point for being such an important addition to the genre and having the courage to release music this provokingly ambivalent.


Lezaza | 3/5 |


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