THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN — Option Paralysis

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Album · 2010

Tracklist

1. Farewell, Mona Lisa (5:23)
2. Good Neighbor (2:30)
3. Gold Teeth on a Bum (5:22)
4. Crystal Morning (2:02)
5. Endless Endings (2:32)
6. Widower (6:23)
7. Room Full of Eyes (4:15)
8. Chinese Whispers (4:06)
9. I Wouldn't If You Didn't (4:14)
10. Parasitic Twins (4:41)

Total Time: 41:28


Season of Mist bonus:
11. Heat Deaf Melted Grill (02:52)


Daymare Recordings bonus:
11. Chuck McChip (02:23)

Line-up/Musicians


- Greg Puciato / vocals
- Benjamin Weinman / lead guitars, piano, sound design, programming, backing vocals on "Good Neighbor"
- Jeff Tuttle / backing vocals on "Good Neighbor", "Gold Teeth On A Bum", "Crystal Morning" and "Parasitic Twins"
- Liam Wilson / bass
- Billy Rymer / drums

Guest musicians:

- Mike Garson / additional piano on "Widower" and "I Wouldn't If You Didn't"

About this release

Cd and 12" vinyl EP released 22nd March 2010 on Season Of Mist / Party Smasher Inc. (SOM 200), Soyuz Music / Season Of Mist (SOM 200) in Russia, Season Of Mist (SOM 200D) in the USA and Daymare Recordings (DYMC-117) in Japan.

Vinyl Pressing Info:
1st Press:
500 Clear
400 White (sold exclusively through Relapse Records' website)
2000 Black

Recorded: September 8 − November 12, 2009

Producer: Benjamin Weinman, Steve Evetts

Thanks to Stooge, UMUR, Bosh66 for the updates

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arcane-beautiful
After loving their last album, Ire Works, I jumped at the chance to get their new album. And did it match up to their previous...

No, and to be honest I was a little disapointed.

This album wasn't bad, and it wasn't really good either.

These guys became too enraptured in becoming weird and playing off beats and going mental (something modern prog bands are doing too much these days), and they lost their songwrting abilities (well they have some).

If you wanna hear these guys, buy Ire Works, it's really good, and maybe on a one off get this album just to complete a collection.

1. Farewell, Mona Lisa - Very frantic and quite eerie. In the intro has a black metal vibe to it. Love the middle section. 9/10

2. Good Neighbour - Love the melodic death metal influence. Incredibly frantic with a lot of time changes and off beats (ooh what a suprise). 8/10

3. Gold Teeth On A Bum - Greg's vocals are amazing in this song. Pretty ok chorus. 8/10

4. Crystal Mourning - Some more black metal influences with some of the riffs. A bit too frantic. 7/10

5. Endless Endings - Again very samey and frantic. 6/10

6. Widower - Amazing piano work. Quite cheesy but also quite beautiful. Great change in dynamics and amazing vocals from Greg. 9/10

7. Room Full Of Eyes - Very noisy, but a bit samey. Nothing really different. 6/10

8. Chinese Whispers - This song does have a jazzy edge and a pretty cool chorus. 8/10

9. I Wouldn't If You Didn't - This song does have some interesting twists and turns. Great change in dynamics. 8/10

10. Parasitic Twins - Intro is pretty eerie. Great vocals. Has quite a poppy vibe with the falsetto vocals and the overdubs. 9/10

CONCLUSION: No real exceptional songs and a lot of randomness. If I were you, I would buy their other albums, before even thinking of buying this one.

Members reviews

NorseGangsta
With Option Paralysis The Dillinger Escape Plan have crafted possibly the most diverse and interesting album of their career. Opener "Farewell, Mona Lisa" is the most obvious example of this, as it combines their trademark dissonance, technical guitar playing, and intense drum playing with Greg Puciato's diverse vocals. His clean vocals are more prevalent on this record than their previous albums, being that several songs contain his catchy yet diverse clean vocal range. All band members give great performances on this album, most notably Ben Weinman and new drummer Billy Rymer. The Dillinger Escape Plan have cemented themselves as the top band in the metalcore/avant-garde metal scene.

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