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Customer Reviews

The Coolest Thing They Ever Released

Being a huge Mike Patton fan, and also a huge Dillinger fan. I wouldve never imagined those two worlds colliding into something this amazing. Besides the lackluster 'Come To Daddy' cover, while still kinda cool just sort of falls flat somehwere in the middle. The first three songs are absolute chaos, full of sick hardcore mayhem and mind boggling experimentalism the band (and of course Mr. Patton) are known for. Ive noticed with this band, that the vocalists really control the shape and direction of their sound. Patton injects it with a sense of sheer psychosis it never accomplished before this release. With his inhuman shrieks, flawless singing, and overall lunacy; Mike Patton leaves his mark on the world of technical hardcore with such a memorable performance. 'When Good Dogs Do Bad Things' is arguably Dillinger's finest moment. You can hear the last of their old sound dying within that song.

Damn Good

The combination of Mike Patton with the Dillinger Escape Plan (who probably have the coolest band name at the moment) is excellent.... if you ignore "Come to Daddy" which, while pretty decent, doesn't live up to the hype of a DEP/Patton EP.

Future of Metal

This is something new. This is something thought provoking. This is something good. Amazing from start to finish. Even the Aphex Twin cover. Flat out phenominal. Future of metal to come (hopefully)...


Formed: 1997 in Morris Plain, NJ

Genre: Metal

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

The Dillinger Escape Plan create maniacally intense, crushingly metallic, and decidedly hardcore punk-infused jazz-time-signature-invoking compositions displaying an unparalleled musical bravery, precision musicianship, meticulously thought-out, and complex structuring, and rigorous physical endurance. The band's guitarists and drummer are regular features in publications geared toward the guitar- and drum-playing set. The depth of extremity and mental challenge presented by their music virtually...
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