THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN
One of the most intriguing bands in all of metal, the DEP’s explosion of rock is interlaced with frenetic hardcore, prog rock and percussive inflections. The unrelenting noise will repel casual observers, but keen ears will be rewarded with a manic trip laden with shards of sounds. It’s an inventive barrage to be sure, but isn’t that the point when a band of musicians writes and plays music on their own terms, not bending even a millimeter for commercial gain? Over the years they’ve honed the sound and while the musicianship remains precise, even calculated, what ensues is the din of a restless herd of wild horses suddenly let loose out the gates. The freshly released recording, One of Us is the Killer, continues the momentum.