THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN

Boy, have we missed The Dillinger Escape Plan. While some of the time since the prog-metal band released 2007’s Ire Works was certainly spent practicing guitar scales, it seems much of it was dedicated to songwriting, as Option Paralysis sees the band finally realizing their Faith No More obsession without abandoning their own schizophrenic sound. That doesn’t mean the band has gone soft, proven by the seizure-inducing tech metal masterpiece “Good Neighbor” and sinisterly syncopated “Room Full of Eyes.” The biggest surprise is the album’s closer, “Parasitic Twins,” a NIN-worthy track that (like other sonic experiments on the album) the band manages to make their own.

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