8 months ago
Losing Dillinger Escape Plan in 2017 was one of the biggest blows to music. They were and are towering influence for every hardcore band since their inception in 1997. Known for their insane music and live performances, mathcore goliaths decided to disband while they were in their prime. Today we are honoring them by reviewing "Dissociation", their last LP. As you can expect, this is a fucking mental record. Inhumanly brutal, schizophrenic, technical, unbelievably jazzy (Billy!) and complex. But DEP doesn't stop there, they decided to fully experiment making this their most diverse and mature record. Songs like "FUGUE" which is literaly a full on trippy electronic song prove this. Every member "feels" one another, like they are brain connected and trust me, it shows. Greg continues to be one of the best vocalists in all of music and if "Surrogate", "Limerent Death" and the final, heart breaking track "Dissociation" don't convice you then you are beyond help. Ben (especially Ben) and Kevin are insane here, their frenetic and chaotic riffs are vicious as ever. Liam also covers this orgasmic shitshow with glorious bass lines. But the true star for me is Billy Motherfucking Rymer, one of my favorite drummers. He is just perfect as his complex and unique rhythm patterns are from another planet. Not all is complete chaos here though. "Symptom Of Terminal Illness" and "Dissociation" slow the momentum and are among their most emotional work, showing a more tender and melancholic side. This deserves a long and proper review so before I go and blast this again I will just say something. I had the honor seeing DEP live where Ben jumped on me and two dudes in the middle of his solo, where I got my ass kicked, my friend got hit with a mic stand AND my spleen shut down at one moment. One of the best gigs of my life without a doubt. Everyone, join me and let us celebrate DEP's otherwordly music together. And let me assure you, there will never be another DEP. Honored to see this as my 100th review. Love you guys to death! Hail and hope to see new projects with your names in it. One of the finest swansongs without a doubt.