Monday, March 2, 2009

Dillinger Escape Plan – Ire Works

Dillinger Escape Plan
Ire Works

Another DEP album means another line-up change. This time, it’s Gil Sharone of Stolen Babies behind the drums instead of Chris Pennie, who split for Coheed & Cambria (why?!?). Ire Works is another awesome Dillinger record but, no, it doesn’t sound like Calculating Infinity. There won’t be another Calculating Infinity. Can we all get on with life? Okay?

Onto the new record, Ire Works, which is another step in the continuing evolution of this band. They’re still playing wacky math-metal, but now with a Spiritualized vibe. They’re still flirting with electronic elements. “Milk Lizard” and “Black Bubblegum”,The two singles, are accessible yet they’re not radio-friendly. These songs would sound the same even if this was still a 7” band in a New Jersey basement. That’s who you’re dealing with here. Recommended.

Dillinger Escape Plan – Ire Works


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