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 - Miss Machine [2004]

"Panasonic Youth" is one hell of a track to start off the album. It's catchy, chaotic, technical, and fairly creative. This album is much more accessible with more groove riffs and catchy sections than ever before. The dark and brooding sections of Irony is a Dead Scene are largely gone, replaced by more brutality. Many of the sections could almost pass for Technical Death Metal. I do love the continued addition of new instruments for accenting certain sections of music; it isn't overdone, either, making it more special when those new instruments are finally used. The album makes excellent use of musical dynamics as well, causing the album to sound varied enough to avoid a one-dimensional experience. "Phone Home" is one that really shows the proficiency in other genres and the ability to blend dark brooding electronic effects into the madness of their songs.

Rating: 9


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