Rating:
7.0
The Dillinger Escape Plan - Option Paralysis
23 March 2010


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
11. Heat Deaf Melted Grill [limited edition bonus]
12. Chuck McChip [Japanese bonus]
13. Farewell, Mona Lisa [demo] [iTunes bonus]
14. Endless Endings [demo] [Amazon bonus]


Certainly this is a good album, I mean, the band surely is doing something right as even Mike Patton praises their music and albums. Too bad for me, I just can't find their magic beans anywhere; it is a good album though, and the band unquestionably knows how to write complex music and happy riffs, but well…here's the deal:

They surely hooked me with Miss Machine back in 2004, Ire Works then was released (a couple of years later) and the first thing I thought was "Oh Crap…I must have mixed my jewel cases, because this sounds exactly like Miss Machine", sadly I was mistaken. Turns out The Dillinger Escape Plan for some isolated reason decided to release the same album again, with mild changes that is; and now, 6 years later, they did it again.

Browsing Metacritic you will find an average 8.5 (or so) next to Option Paralysis, not to mention it is also listed on their "Best albums from 2010 so far" section, with some critics even admiring the graciousness and politeness of this album; they seem to enjoy the fact that The Dillinger Escape Plan goes from extremely frantic to numbingly slow just for the sake of it. I say fuck that! It's not that I don't like versatile music, not at all, but Dysrhythmia is doing the exact same thing, not to mention there's also Unexpect, Psyopus, Behold… The Arctopus, Ephel Duath and countless other bands that do (and did) what The Dillinger Escape Plan does right now, only better.

Option Paralysis is enjoyable, but it's not an album worth praising. It's just like Nintendo and Mario Kart, you played that game in the SNES console and it was as good as the day is long…but then, after 17 years of playing the same game over and over again (in different consoles), we all say "ok cool, yeah…but what else is new?". Cephalic Carnage will release a new album quite soon, Misled by Certainty, I say wait for that piece to come out if you want your metal to be convulsive, speedy and spastic, I guarantee that album will beat senseless this Option Paralysis thing.

Sure, The Dillinger Escape Plan has great reviews right now, but most of those reviews come from sites that are also praising Laura Marling and Gorillaz, so go figure.


Band profile: The Dillinger Escape Plan
Album: Option Paralysis


 


written by Herzebeth | 12.07.2010


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S.K.Ø.M - 12.07.2010 at 08:45  
No wait a sec. ,, before talking about the review ,, HERZEBTH IS BACKKKKKKKKKK ,, .. hell yahhhhh ,,

and i agree to some extent with the review ,, except i enjoy DEP music more i guess , and consider this album an AMAZING one and one of top album of this year so far
BreadGod - 12.07.2010 at 08:54  
HOLY SHIT, HERZEBETH'S BACK!
oroboros - 12.07.2010 at 10:17  
Guys..is this for real??
Herzebeth - 12.07.2010 at 17:17  
Hey!

I just wanted you guys to have another vision of this album besides all the pitchfork's and metacritic's out there, I mean, at least a more metal driven vision.
BreadGod - 12.07.2010 at 20:04  
Written by Herzebeth on 12.07.2010 at 17:17

Hey!

I just wanted you guys to have another vision of this album besides all the pitchfork's and metacritic's out there, I mean, at least a more metal driven vision.

Yeah, Pitchfork blows ass.
Uirapuru - 12.07.2010 at 23:41  
Hey, Gorillaz deserve some praising. But Im glad to see another of your reviews here dude. o/
Sellathurai - 13.07.2010 at 07:43  
I'm glad you're back man, I miss reading your reviews.
I totally get this review man, but like the evolution of Mario Kart from the SNES now Mario Kart on the Wii is so much better.
Dangerboner - 13.07.2010 at 08:33  
Dillinger seems to get worse with every album :/
Daggon - 28.07.2010 at 10:00  
Written by Herzebeth on 12.07.2010 at 17:17

Hey!

I just wanted you guys to have another vision of this album besides all the pitchfork's and metacritic's out there, I mean, at least a more metal driven vision.


Well, actually I got the point, it's not a surprise, when a band achieves the formula to attract good ratings, they can fall in that vicious circle of repeating themselves again and again but without adding something new or just losing the quality of their music. Many band names come to my mind but I think this vision can change depending each one's preferences.
Maxx666 - 09.10.2010 at 11:51  
Written by Dangerboner on 13.07.2010 at 08:33

Dillinger seems to get worse with every album :/

Agreed

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