The Dillinger Escape Plan - Option Paralysis
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Based on 13 reviews
2010 Ratings: #99 / 854
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Based on 29 ratings
2010 Ratings: #17
March 23, 2010 / Release Date
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Season of Mist / Label
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Technical metal and hardcore scratch very different itches, despite sharing many of the same root-level obsessions (speed, aggression, you know the drill). One's fixated on a maniacal instrumental proficiency; the other strips rock down to a core of primitive blare. Dillinger Escape Plan's 1999 debut, Calculating Infinity, was a game-changing (and copycat-spawning) album because DEP excelled at both halves of the equation. Not the easiest thing to manage. DEP spun arrangements to shame metal's biggest control freaks, but executed them with a raw energy that suggested the whole thing might splutter into instrument-flinging chaos at any second.

This is Dillinger laying back and just jamming. This to me is the standard norm compared to the other albums they release. I feel the other albums had flavor, while this one was vanilla. Not saying this was terrible just sometimes you crave for vanilla while other times you want butter pecan. This album is incredible.
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Track List

  1. Farewell, Mona Lisa
  2. Good Neighbor
  3. Gold Teeth on a Bum
  4. Crystal Morning
  5. Endless Endings
  6. Widower
  7. Room Full of Eyes
  8. Chinese Whispers
  9. I Wouldn't If You Didn't
  10. Parasitic Twins
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