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12 Feb 2021

The Dillinger Escape Plan - Milk Lizard

appears on Ire Works (2007)

How does one describe Dillinger Escape Plan, really. The band became infamous in the UK in 2002 at the Reading Festival when their vocalist, Greg Puciato, took a dump on stage and threw it into the audience. He later commented on the incident stating that he saw it as a once in a lifetime opportunity to make a statement about some of the other bands also on the billing, so yeah, we kind of get it. Regardless, the band and their music are certainly so much more than a bag of poop winged into a crowd!

Mostly labelled as extreme metal, metalcore or mathcore, their music could really be described as a chaotic mix of genres and influences which I'd personally put somewhere between Faith No More (the band actually recorded an EP with Mike Patton) and Strapping Young Lad. In my humble opinion their albums are something that are best experienced in their entirety, as there's no real filler on any of them and the sound rapidly changes, keeping you on your toes (musically speaking). The hardcore influence of their roots is definitely there, but you'll often hear a bit of everything else sprinkled in somewhere along the way.

Unfortunately they called it quits in 2017 after twenty years, but they did leave the world with a fairly extensive back catalog to indulge in, one which is punctuated quite nicely by an amazing final album. Fans are still living in hope that there may one day be a reunion on the cards.

Anyway, here's Milk Lizard taken from their 2007 album Ire Works. Until next week, rock on folks!

Posted by Cooper "Waves it in the Wind" Crawley

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