Irony Is a Dead Scene

"Irony Is a Dead Scene " is an EP that The Dillinger Escape Plan released with Mike Patton (Master Vocalist) on the Vocals.

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I would say that this 4-track EP is one of my favorite pieces of Art by the band. The combination of Mike Patton's intense, but not necessarily screaming/growling (As per the usual Dillinger) vocals, the dissonant guitar, and the frantic Math Core beats makes it something to take in.

It's not just how frantic it is though, but also how catchy it is as well.

My favorite song on the album is "When Good Dogs Do Bad Things". It starts off as flamboyant, yet gritty piece of work. But about half-way through the song it slows down a bit, and this incredibly melodic guitar riff shines through. As Mike Patton whispers into the microphone, you feel something inside you rumble.

Why not take a listen to this track while you finish the review? 

The Dillinger Escape Plan - When Good Dogs Do Bad Things

You can also see the short set list. But don't complain, it's only an EP remember? 

Set List 

  • Hollywood Squares
  • Pig Latin
  • When Good Dogs Do Bad Things
  • Come to Daddy

So I will put it into perspective for you though. If you don't like screaming, or intense music; If you are offended by things that can sound creepy and give you shivers, then this album is probably not for you.

Although some of Dillinger's stuff is a great introduction for those who haven't yet been introduced to the whole metal/growling genre (Ire Works is a great example), Irony Is a Dead Scene is not. This EP is specifically for those who already appreciate the true genius of this band, and I certainly hope it stays that way.

Once again, The Dillinger Escape Plan puts all the Metal poser's such as Avenged Sevenfoldand Bullet For My Valentine to shame, and sits on it's throne among great metal bands likeBetween The Buried And Me and Cynic.

Simply put, if you love good metal, you will love this album, as long as you give it a few tries to warm you up to it (which is all too common with truly great music).

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