Dillinger Escape Plan – Option Paralysis

Season of Mist (2010) How disappointing can a very good album be? Along with Converge, the Dillinger Escape Plan are the big survivor of the late 1990s short sharp shock that was Noisecore. Like Thrash metal laying waste to all that preceded in the 1980s, Noisecore was another razing of the rock establishment. DEP prettyContinue reading “Dillinger Escape Plan – Option Paralysis”

Albums in the year 2009

Bit later than planned, isn’t it. The reason for that is I wanted to write a bit more than usual, and am doing. But it’s all taking rather longer than planned. Best laid plans and all that. But I’ll stop saying ‘plans’ and move on. I’m going to do what Cephalochromoscope have done (although IContinue reading “Albums in the year 2009”

Lightning Bolt – Hypermagic Mountain

Load Records (2005) Hey! Remember the 2005 project? Well, I put the kibosh on it because, well, I didn’t get my act together quickly enough and, let’s face it, nobody wants to know what your top 50 of one year is. I like to think it was endearingly quixotic. Anyway, there were some write-ups thatContinue reading “Lightning Bolt – Hypermagic Mountain”

My letterb-OX

A few weeks ago, the mighty Coalesce hooked up with those fine people at iLike to offer a competition.Much like that Melvins one from a few months ago, applicants were asked to write about their favourite Coalesce song. What it is? Why is it? Etc. So I entered: the prioize was a copy of theirContinue reading “My letterb-OX”