I have accumulated many personal reviews while listening to albums. My reviewing style is non-conventional and was only intended for myself. Sometimes I will only use one sentence to describe an album if I feel that is all that's required. Other times I will review an album while I'm still listening to it, leading to a song-by-song review of the album (bringing the size of the review to nearly dissertation-level). There are times when I will even come back to a review to add information that I didn't know when originally writing the review. The point is that I won't edit my reviews to make them more readable or conventional. My reviews are always a direct result of what I was feeling when I wrote them and I want to let that feeling come through.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Dillinger Escape Plan - Irony is a Dead Scene [2002]

This has a more metal feel to the songwriting and the production. The creativity is more extreme now as well, and it makes listening nothing less than a pleasure. There's just enough catchiness to stick with you, but it's the experimentation that really leaves an impression. Mike Patton's vocals are wonderful and spastic, as usual. This is the progression of creative songwriting that I was hoping for. This is great all the way through. There isn't a wasted note of music. Much more darkness has permeated this album and gives a very appealing almost Gothic feel at times (such as "Come to Daddy"). Chaos and creativity reigns supreme in this soundscape.

Rating: 9


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