The Dillinger Escape Plan
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- Old Angel, Nottingham »
The Dillinger Escape Plan have been creating quite a buzz in the underground lately, their amazingly chaotic & technical live shows causing quite a storm in the states. You only had to observe the crush in the T-shirt room before they came on to see the kind of excitement surrounding this gig.
But first we have some terrible French hardcore from Ananda. They seem to shriek their way through some badly rehearsed & messy noise sounding like a poor-man’s STAMPIN' GROUND. [1/5]
Thankfully Botch show ‘em how it’s done. Coming on focussed & possessing some of Dillinger’s tight technical aggression, Botch introduce some interesting atmospheric & eerie sounds & effects to their music, similar to NEUROSIS. Very scary indeed.
By the time Dillinger Escape Plan come on the room is heaving with people waiting to see just how they can recreate the insane mathcore demonstrated on their first full-length ‘Calculating Infinity'. From the moment they come on they explode into a blizzard of lightning quick scalic passages, relentless metal & stupefying free jazz. Guitarist Brian has bust his eye open twice before now & it’s easy to see how as he swings & jerks his guitar round like Leatherface from T.C.M. And just when you think drummer Benjamin is about to start a solid drum beat he breaks into some truly staggering syncopation, songs like ‘Clip The Apex' played beat-perfect. It’s no surprise then that he mentions modern composers like Bartok & Stravinsky as being a huge influence before the show. D.E.P. are 5 musicians who push technically challenging music-making to the absolute limits.