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The Dillinger Escape Plan

Dissociation

The progression of The Dillinger Escape Plan over the years has truly been a sight to behold. This is taking into consideration that their 1999 debut Calculating Infinity was no mere basic introduction. It was already two spots to the right on the evolutionary chart.

Dissociation would appear, if recent interviews are to be believed (and why on earth wouldn't they be?) to be the band's final album. This is truly a shame as Dissociation is their finest work to date. It's a slow and steady progression of tempos beginning with the somber, soft title track and continuing on through penultimate track, "Limerent Death" before being bookended with the more pensive "Symptom of Terminal Illness". A scorcher of a tune that's almost reminiscent of The Deftones in execution. The album is a testament to guitarist Ben Weinman's unparalleled ability to write a song with time signatures you need a fucking wormhole to figure out along with Greg Pusciato's astonishing abilities as a vocalist. It's not hyperbole to say the Weinman/Pusciato dynamic is every bit as powerful as Lennon/McCartney or Jagger/Richards.

Ok, I lied - that's total hyperbole, but when I think about these two no longer working together, it's really quite depressing, but holy shit they know how to leave the table at the top of their game.

8.2 / 10Kevin Fitzpatrick
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