Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Dillinger Escape Plan: Option Paralysis (5/5)

Joshua's Top Ten "Metal" Picks for 2010
#1 of 10

Year: 2010
Genre: Chaotic Mathmetal
Label: Party Smash Inc / Seasons of Mist
TRT: 44:18

Ire Works fell flat on it's face for me. One of the few reviews I've bothered to write about a CD I didn't like.

So I was apprehensive, I was nervous, and I wasn't sure what to expect from this one.

In short, this might be the best thing they're ever done (a hard claim to make, for sure). If this had been released right after Miss Machine, it would have made perfect sense. It's the logical progression of the sound the experimented with there. Everything is so well integrated, where Ire Works seemed choppy and poorly pasted together. Option Paralysis even has a bit of a monster ballad, albeit they can't contain themselves for the whole song, but it's perfectly executed. Greg Puciato's vocals are better than ever, and can actually match the talent of the rest of the band, not to mention that he's one of the most intimidatingly good frontmen in the scene today.

Bottom line, this is a furious album, and it will destroy your face right off.

01 Farewell, Mona Lisa
02 Good Neighbor
03 Gold Teeth On A Bum
04 Crystal Morning
05 Endless Endings
06 Widower
07 Room Full Of Eyes
08 Chinese Whispers
09 I Wouldn't If You Didn't
10 Parasitic Twins

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