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 2010

Hello! A day late (edit: okay, it took til 1am on the 2nd) on this, but that’s certainly better than over a month tardy, eh? You know the deal by now: 2010 was a year; I listened to some music, but not all of it; I liked some of it more than others; the tenContinue reading “Albums in the year 2010”

First quarter listening: artists

Okay, so I did the songs. Next in my cavalcade of music-related geekdom is the artist analysis. Most of it is pretty simple stuff (‘I listened to an album a couple of times’), but humour me, eh? This is the first of what will hopefully be… a number… of quarterly reviews that I can useContinue reading “First quarter listening: artists”

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”