Dissociation

Title Tracks: The Dillinger Escape Plan

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In all my years as a music fan, there is something I’ve really come to understand. When you name your album after a song on your album, there is a pretty good reason for that. The “Title Track” is a very interesting song on the album let alone the one that, really brings it all together in a way. Some bands certainly have nailed it over the years like The Dillinger Escape Plan. When you listen to these tracks and their respective albums, you can definitely understand why the album was titled after it. Here are the ones that The Dillinger Escape Plan have put out. Take a listen and let it sink in.

Calculating Infinity:

 

One Of Us Is The Killer:

 

Dissociation:

 

Live Review: The Dillinger Escape Plan at The Regent Theater

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Epic, Fucking Epic is the best way to describe the beautiful chaos that occurred last night. In all my years of attending concerts, along with the hundreds upon hundreds of bands I’ve seen, there are very few bands and shows that can truly live up to being called FUCKING EPIC, and The Dillinger Escape Plan is just that and then some. On a Sunday night in Los Angeles, The Dillinger Escape Plan was able to sell out the Regent, and make it a memorable show, for all those in attendance. From all the opening bands, to the headliner, there was no way you would walk out of the venue disappointed after seeing and hearing what you just witnessed.

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The first band of the night was Entheos. This band features the very talented Evan Brewer formerly of The Faceless. Their short set, was a precursor for what was to come in the sense of brutality. Their intricate prog death metal djent based music was a great way to start it off. Screamer Chaney Crabb, was really delivered. She had a great presence on stage that allowed her to wrangle in the audience to pay attention.

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Next up was Cult Leader. I was very excited to see this band. And they absolutely killed it. They reminded me of Converge way back in the day. Everything about Cult Leader was top notch and brutal. Vocalist Anthony Lucero had a real knack for belting out guttural screams, all the while delivering a truly magnetic performance. Drummer Casey Hansen is one of the most talented drummers I’ve seen in a long time. Throughout their set, I kept feeling like I was being hypnotized by the band. Musically there is a bit of psychedelia, and ambiance to their heavy hardcore style. I would even go as far to coin a new sub-genre for them, Hypnotic Hardcore. Cult Leader should be on your radar to see live and to have in your music collection.

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The direct support for the evening came from Atlanta, Georgia’s, O’Brother. Their latest album ENDLESS LIGHT, is in my top ten albums of the year, so getting to see them with The Dillinger Escape Plan on the same night was an added bonus. Their set, although rather short, was truly epic. The use of three guitars and a beyond tight rhythm section, really added a few extra dimensions to their already grandiose and enormous sound. Songs from their new album like “I Am Death,” and “Bloodlines,” were absolute highlights for the night. Like Cult Leader, O’Brother are very hypnotic as well, and will leave you inspired at the end.

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Finally when The Dillinger Escape Plan took the stage, the entire audience broke out and began to exercise their demons. There is something to be said for the way that a band like Dillinger can have such an affect on people. Musically it’s something that you study, and vocally and lyrically it is something that you use as therapy. The combination of these two things really make The Dillinger Escape Plan truly special. Their latest and final album DISSOCIATION is a great summation of everything the band is known for, and these new songs live are absolute beasts. From the first notes of “Limerent Death,” to the closing notes of the classic “43% Burnt,” The Dillinger Escape Plan was on fire. As per usual, singer Greg Puciato and guitarist Ben Weinman were delivering performances that leave you speechless. Jumping off guitar cabs, leaping into the audience, and jumping from the second floor balcony, are just some of the things that were astonishing.   Their set list was a great collection of songs from their catalog. Highlights include “Sugar Coated Sour,” “Symptom of Terminal Illness,” “Panasonic Youth,” “One of Us is the Killer,” “Surrogate,” “Nothing to Forget,” “Prancer,” as well as “Room Full of Eyes,” and the very epic “Mouth of Ghosts.”

I’m going to put this out there in the ether and say, that this show is quite possibly the best show I’ve seen all year. Everything about the evening was perfect. From the bands, the company, and the crowd reactions, all this and then some made this a night to never forget. Dillinger will go down as one of the most legendary and dangerous bands, as they should, but they should also be remembered for creating music that is inspiring and full of passion. Everything that Dillinger has done in their 20 year career has been done on their own terms. They really are a band that deserves every ounce of credit due to them. What a band. And what a way to bring it each and every night. Thank you Dillinger for everything you’ve done!

The Dillinger Escape Plan Set List:

Limerent Death
Panasonic Youth
Symptom of Terminal Illness
Farewell, Mona Lisa
When I Lost My Bet
Sugar Coated Sour
Black Bubblegum
Surrogate
Hero of the Soviet Union
Milk Lizard
One of Us is the Killer
Nothing to Forget
Room Full of Eyes
Prancer

Encore:

Mouth of Ghosts
Sunshine the Werewolf
43% Burnt

 

Review and Photos By: Brian Lacy

Album Review: The Dillinger Escape Plan- Dissociation

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The Dillinger Escape Plan have really done it this time. Their latest and last album Dissociation, is a summation of everything they have ever done and then some. Never a band to stray from taking chances, the album is quite possibly their most ambitious. From their signature spastic songs, to the more melodic songs, and their experimental side, Dissociation is an album that is ferocious and unrelenting.

Kicking off with the rager “Limerent Death,” then flowing into the melodic “Symptom of Terminal Illness,” the first two songs really set the mood for how the rest of the album will be. “Wanting Not So Much As To,” brings out a different side of singer Greg Puciato. His spoken word segment of the song, allows the song to breathe for a moment while he waxes poetic. Other stand out songs on the album include “Low Feels Blvd,” “Honey Suckle,” “Dissociation,” Surrogate,” and my favorite as of this writing ” Nothing To Forget,” which has a beautiful transition to a string arrangement that further expands upon the albums already dramatic themes of loss, and the end.

As a music fan, I have a really affinity for the process it takes to make an album. Musically this album is in the top three of all their albums. There is a real sense of “leaving it all out on the table.” Guitarist Ben Weinman has really developed his own style over the years, and on this album in particularly. Drummer Billy Rymer and bassist Liam Wilson have never sounded tighter. Vocally and lyrically singer Greg Puciato, has really gone deep and delivered one of his best performances on this album among all the albums he’s ever been on or guested on.

I will say this about the band, they have always done it how they wanted to. Their career is one that most underground bands strive to have. To be able to be influential and inspirational for over 20 years is astounding. Between their albums and live shows, The Dillinger Escape Plan have cemented a legacy that will live on in infamy.

Overall Rating= A
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Album Rank: The Dillinger Escape Plan

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The Dillinger Escape Plan are calling it a day with their upcoming album Dissociation. So before their swan song album comes out, how about an album rank.

Under the Running Board:

Ire Works:

Miss Machine:


Option Paralysis:

Irony Is A Dead Scene:


Dissociation:

One Of Us Is The Killer:

Calculating Infinity:

Anticipated Albums: The Dillinger Escape Plan- Dissociation

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It was announced that the upcoming Dillinger Escape Plan album Dissociation will be their last. The band has decided to take a bit of a break. Their newest tracks “Limerent Death” and Symptom Of Terminal Illness are an indication that they are going out with unrelenting fury. It makes total sense that they would take a break. The band has been around for almost 20 years (2017 marks 20 years), so it’s very necessary that they take step away for a bit.

Symptom Of Terminal Illness:

Limerent Death: