The Dillinger Escape Plan: Irony is Not Such a Dead Scene After All


Goddamn, how good is Irony is a Dead Scene, The Dillinger Escape Plan’s 2002 EP with Mike Patton (they were in-between vocalists Dimitri Minakakis and Greg Puciato at the time)? The marriage of DEP and Patton was a near-perfect one, and in hindsight, the EP also foreshadowed the beginning of the Puciato era, which has dared to incorporate melody and hooks into their schizophrenic mathcore.

So DEP guitarist Ben Weinman’s description of the band’s currently-in-the-works new album tickles me. Says Weinman to the BBC:

“This one’s definitely… I mean it’s Dillinger, there’s always like a potpourri of textures that go on. It’s all over the spectrum. I haven’t even heard what Greg‘s doing on it yet. He’s out in California just working on it on his own. But musically it’s been written over a span of like two years. And I’d say there’s some wierder moments on it.

“I feel like it’s a little bit more in the realm of the Irony Is A Dead Scene EP or maybe Ire Works.”

Fuckin’ A!!! I can get behind that. I can also get behind this:

“I think we’re probably going to release [the album] in a more interesting way than we have in the past, we’re not sure, probably try to do it not too traditionally.”

Regular MS readers know how much we appreciate non-traditional release methods; given DEP have always been forward-thinking, and haven’t settled on a label since leaving Relapse after Ire Works, and are now more popular than they’ve ever been before, this seems like a good move them. I’m excited to see what they have up their sleeve. You?

[via Metal Injection]

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