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pretty good no?
and leave bits of sticky gunk behind.
Other than that - an excellent album.
^this is now the official DiS review.
the ones that go all the way along the top that you get on imported CDs are the worst. I am going to buy this tomorrow.
High-quality music journalism!
And yeah the album is excellent. Though the vinyl side thing is a nightmare. It got stuck in my friends laptop and he spend most of release day trying to rescue it.
Also a real tragedy that NME have contributed a more credible review than DIS. It's a rare occasion that this is allowed to happen.
greg's voice is def getting better as well
After two tracks it seemed a bit 'raagghh' and 'shouty' and 'raagghh' and' shouty' music is very rarely anything other than impenetrable to me (with the exception of System and Rage - and even then I have to be in the mood).
Hope it grows but it is 'mathcore' so I can hardly be surprised for it being what it is.
You should've got Calculating Infinity first.
this is way catchier. I really like it so far.
...that he described it as "raagghh" and "shouty" music and it's their 'catchiest' album to date.
I will never, ever be a comedian.
To be frank, you're barking up the wrong tree.
This is quite possibly the most consistently aggressive release since Calculating Infinity [no mean feat], and Miss Machine and Ire Works are certainly not mellow, except by the standards of the most extreme grind or thrash metal fan.
Irony Is A Dead Scene is probably the right mix of 'straightforward' Dillinger madness and more song-like and non-crazy [but still compositionally interesting] moments like Pig Latin and the middle of When Good Dogs... and most of the Aphex Twin cover.
Once you've got a hang of that, then Miss Machine and Ire Works, then you're ready to tackle the really aggressive stuff, like Calculating Infinity and this one.
Definitely not a band to just dive in at the deep end with!
just fucking listen to ire works. it sounds like nine inch nails the fragile on a dose of meth.
I'm undecided as to whether i prefer this album ire works or this one. Am i in the minority that thinks that ire works is fucking amazing?
Even if that is what your looking for you won't find it by just listening to to the first two tracks. Listen to 'I Wouldn't If You Didn't' it's a decent indicator of the range TDEP offer. As the NME review says it's almost intended to put you off at first. Same as Ire Works. It's not easy listening at first but once you get it it's incredibly rewarding. Your certainly not barking up the wrong tree. There is no wrong tree within the Dillinger Forrest. I really think any decent music fan will love Dillinger if they give them enough time no matter what your tastes are.
I used to love DEP so much. I have probably seen them about 7 times since 1999 (Calculating Infinity tour with Botch). I turned into one of those casual "oh they have started to sing and play catchy songs". I must admit, the last 2 albums really really made me go off them, didn't like the production, the poppier songs and the integrity went. But...this new album. Wow, a really good cross over and raw production, interesting riffs AND catchy songs...if this was a cake I would eat it. I will now go see them on this tour. It certainly rocks harder than the new Converge record, but not touching the grooves of Ox by Coalesce.
"Here's my main problem with this record, and it's a tough bit of bigotry to rise above: the sheer amount of rampaging power leaves an aftertaste of meathead. When I see a ripped dude screaming bloody murder over blazing chuggity-chuggacore, no matter how ambitious and complex, I think of nothing but trouble: parking-lot fistfights, testosterone body spray, screaming oceans of bros."
...is made funnier by the fact that all the music is written by a nerdy little Jewish guy. Good review though - even if he is dead wrong.