The Dillinger Escape Plan Dissociation
Holy fucking hell... never ones to be content with doing anything but pushing their sound to illogical extremes on each and every album, Dillinger are going out with a massive bang here. The sound is an amalgamation of their career as a band and each album shows it's influence. Their trademark technicely freakouts are laced with jazzy breaks of dissonant guitar and a heaping of tracks reach a new level of scope with the addition of strings and brass orchestra backing. This album is weird, this album is over the top, this album is absolute insanity, but most importantly this album is unabashedly and unequivocally The Dillinger Escape Plan in p
5.0
10.12.16
The Devil Wears Prada Transit Blues
Well this came out of buttfucking nowhere. Transit Blues sees TDWP tweak their sound with some La Dispute-esque clean passages and dropping the incessant breakdowns to great effect. Mike's lyrics are still a mixed bag, but the experimention leads to a wholly enjoyable album from a band I thought had all but run out of steam.
3.5
10.08.16
Periphery Periphery III: Select Difficulty
Such a missed opportunity not calling this album Periphery III: PeripherThree- Pure Riffery
3.0
09.29.16
My Chemical Romance The Black Parade/Living with Ghosts
I love The Black Parade with a burning, nostalgia fueled passion, and was moderately intrigued by this release. I purchased the bone colored vinyl reissue of the album from 2014, so the physical package didn't get me as excited as the bonus disc presented here... But unfortunately, the tracks are horribly produced drivel with a beyond intoxicated Gerard Way warbling his way over erratically mixed instrumentals in one of the most underwhelming re-releases ever to exist. Even diehard fans can steer clear of this.
1.5
09.28.16
Touche Amore Stage Four
4.5
09.19.16
Every Time I Die Low Teens
Awwewww yeah time for that bi yearly down
home southern metalcore kick in the Dick that
everyone loves. Keith is still a monster, the
riffs are still tasty n grimy as fuck, and
there are still one liners coming out the new
ass Low Teens will rip you.
4.0
09.17.16
Of Mice and Men Cold World
1.5
09.04.16
Swarms Red Temple Rain
Wayyyyy better than Low Sun. Captures some of the post rocky ambience and that grungy, rainy night atmosphere that Old Rave's End perfected.
4.0
08.31.16