Review Summary: Dillinger just fucked up and made the album of the year.
Dillinger is an old love, from 43% burnt to the intensely amazing work that they did with Patton. Sunshine the Werewolf has been one of my favorite tracks for years. Their intensity is unrivaled. Their music unprecedented. I still always found them a bit extreme. I met Ben Weinman 2 weeks ago prior and was humbled by his non nonchalant attitude. This man should have an air to him.
After listening to this album more times than I can count, I would easily place this on my top 10 ever, even eclipsing Converge's Jane Doe. This is a band totally self aware that they are making an album that isn't for you. *** you if you don't like it. It was for them first and foremost and that is the genius behind it.
Disassociation is a whirlwind of themes, expressing somber lows and frantic highs. Puciato, Weinman and Rhymer work to craft an album that is tough to follow but yields more than I can express in sound if appreciated. The heaviest of highs, the lowest of lows, some of the breakdowns directly nodding to more progressive roots. After listen and listen, I find myself struggling to remember the words to scream along. "I was trying to find myself, I wasn't looking for you" My thoughts right now as I write this.
Atypical review, eh? Dillinger is worth it. The last reviewer nailed it in my opinion. Swansong is way over used, bands come and go. Dillinger however is a different animal. Just try to put it down. I think you might find your self 43% burnt.
This most recent offering gives advancements in every area. They revisit old, and expand on their discography without ever feeling stale. Tighter than ever Dillinger managed to encapsulate their live show into an incredible listenable and lovable experience. The drums are harder, there is more dissonance, yet it is more memorable and more listenable than anything in their discography.
As a fan of metal, I long for releases like this, they dont care about us, to quote Puciato "I was trying to find my self, I wasn't looking for you" and this tone is replete throughout this release. Dillinger wanted to find their pulse before it was extinguished and congratu***inglations, they did it.
My favorite metal release probably ever after 100 listens. This album earns its place on my shelf even if it doesn't care if its their or not. Long live their legacy.