Ire Works - The Dillinger Escape Plan
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  • Summary: The New Jersey hardcore rock band's third album is their first without drummer Chris Pennie.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Ire Works is a near-perfect pileup of craft and chaos--and it shows that Dillinger's recent injuries left some beautiful scars.
  2. The Dillinger Escape Plan are far from dead and te sound they pioneered is only getting stronger. [Dec 2007, p.171]
  3. It can be inaccessible and terrifying all at once, but in a genre overly saturated with formulaic groups, Ire Works is a true standout.
  4. The New Jersey crew is still cranking out metal as frenzied and choppy as a machete-wielding madman, yet twice as schizophrenic.
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    Ire Works is a thrillingly hostile racket containing 13 wild bursts. [Dec 2007, p.110]
  6. The third album is equally uncompromising, atonal industrial noise offset with melodious crooning, never settling for predictable paths. [Dec 2007, p.115]
  7. I can't help but admire the wondrous technicality of the band members, but I wonder if they could have deployed it in a more tasteful way.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
  3. Negative: 4 out of 25
  1. May 18, 2013
    10
    Simply an amazing album. Greg's vocals sounds at the top of their performance, and the band all come together and make a unique sound i've never heard before.
    Favorite tracks: Milk Lizard, Black Bubblegum, Sick on Sunday, Nong Eye Gong
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  2. DanielL.
    Dec 4, 2007
    10
    It's just great, no one sounds that way, and it is not easy at all to make good songs with that level of math progression.
  3. MasT.
    Jan 11, 2008
    10
    This is the best album of 2007 with no other contender.
  4. NickT.
    Nov 26, 2007
    9
    Album of the year.
  5. TobiasC.
    Jan 19, 2008
    9
    Great disc wish they would do all melodic vocals those are always their best.
  6. DavidF.
    Dec 5, 2007
    8
    Uneven. For me, the total duration of the good songs is like 20 minutes. A long wait in between albums for such a short reward. I still consider myself a fan, and will be looking forward to there next album. Expand
  7. SH
    Nov 21, 2007
    0
    Oh how the mighty have fallen.

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