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DEP had a song on the Underworld soundtrack...but still didn't get the recognition they deserve..you see these guys aren't trendy enough to fall into the category of likeable metal that's digestable such as Atreyu, Korn, Cradle of Filth, Slipknot, and Disturbed (Oh but wait, all those bands suck). I know there are those who will denounce this band due to their hectic way of signing and yes...they do at times lack melody, but see that's the beauty of this album; it's chaotic and full of energy. The guitar work is dazzling and the drummer does more than hit back pedals all day.
My favorite tracks include Destro (Love the jazz breakdown), 43% burnt, Weekend Sex Change, and Calculating Infinity. If you're into Converge, Shai Hulud, Norma Jean, Zao and Lamb of God....chances are you've heard of this band. Get ready for an ass-kicking fix of mathematical mayhem.
The one predictable aspect of DEP's sound is that they are relentlessly unpredictable. However, as random as it all seems, each composition is very mapped out and the band is so tight and in control behind their instruments you'd swear they were psychic. And this ain't masturbatory self-indulgence, either--there's nary a solo to be found, and it doesn't need them. It would only take away from Calculating Infinity's brutal mathematical onslaught. Vocalist Dimitri's voice almost never wavers from a vicious incomprehensible scream, and while it takes some getting used to the vocals are totally appropriate for this brand of insanity. Of special note is drummer Chris Pennie, whose skills behind the kit are just downright sick, and never resorting to the cliche blastbeats that most extreme metal bands use.
Anyway, I don't think there's a single guitar, bass, or drumline in straight 4/4 anywhere on this disc. Opener Sugar Coated Sour unleashes the first of many mind-boggling assaults. Jim Fear is thrash filtered through DEP's trademark spazziness, while 43% Burnt, the longest track at 4:30 or so, is a slab of abrasive stop-start grindcore that is sure to irritate all normal and well-adjusted people. The Running Board and Clip The Apex.. toggle between full-out hammering mode and breathtaking jazzy breakdowns.Read more ›
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You know, I read somewhere on here where someone said in their review that even the most musically inclined will get lost in this during the first couple listens. Not true. Read morePublished on July 19 2004
I'm not a very open minded person, but when it comes to music i know whether a band puts alot into their music or not. I honestly can not say enough about this cd or the band. Read morePublished on July 9 2004 by Kendizzle
It's a scientific fact--bands from New Jersey suck. Bruce Springsteen sucks, God Forbid sucks, and the Dillinger Escape Plan suck. Read morePublished on July 5 2004 by John
Maybe its a cool thing these days to like this band, or even give it 5 stars. This is NOT the epitome of heavy music, honestly LISTEN to the music it sounds heavy because it is... Read morePublished on July 4 2004 by Greg Grady
theres really only 1 thing u gotta no: if ur not moshin' 2 this album right now, then what r u waitin 4, buy it!!! yeah this albums pretty crazy. Read morePublished on June 30 2004 by XXXXXXXshheeeeeeeeepbreeeeeeeeathXXXX
dillinger may very well be one of the most intelligent and brutal bands around. This is what jazz sounds like when it's turned up to a million decibles with the distortion thrown... Read morePublished on June 29 2004 by shaun
This is the definitive epitome of how heavy music should sound. Buy it.Published on June 24 2004 by ben
Okay,let's just begin by saying that dep is sure one choatic band with brutal and nonstop heavyness... Read morePublished on May 31 2004 by Josh_hxc
This is the greatest metal album of all time. hands down. and yes i said metal, these guys are not hardcore... Read morePublished on April 19 2004 by ben