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The Dillinger Escape Plan - Ire Works

Personally, Ire Works was the most awaited 2007 album only after The Mars Volta‘s The Bedlam in Goliath (which was postponed to january).

DEP is with no doubt my last most interesting discovery in metal genre. They’re maniacly complex, brutal with melodic jazzy/experimental passages. And the best point: they’re absolutely authentic.

I was impressed with their 2004’s Miss Machine and their EP with Mike Patton. So I obviously thought Ire Works would shock the brain out of my head.

Ire Works is awesome, with no doubt, but not so much as I thought it’d be. They’re less experimental. They’re a little less brutal to bring on a new element to their essence: grunge hard rock (that you can check on Black Bubblegum and Milk Lizard). Unfortuantely the worst part of Ire Works is the last track Mouth Ghosts. You can see they’re trying different things, but I think they’ve gone too far from their core to make a flamenco-like beat.

In spite of these let downs, they’re good enough to sound amazing afer all. I love the electro stuff they’ve put together with their sound. The top of this mixture is the instrumental When Acting As A Wave, my fav track. It looks like someone in DEP was listening to Venetian Snares. Great moment.

The best 2007 metal album I’ve listened to so far.

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