But it wasn't the sound as much as the acrobatic antics that made their too-short set an irresistible pleasure. Frontman Greg Puciato sang and screamed from every edge and corner, milking feedback from the speakers, or climbing stacks of them to perch high above the floor. Revelling in the crappy weather conditions, Puciato even invited a couple of very muddy guys to join the band on stage for a while. Guitarist Ben Weinman was more comical in his frolicking but equally intense, and with he and Puciato crowd surfing and leaping around, it made their bandmates' amped-up performances seem almost ordinary.
Dillinger Escape Plan were a late edition to the Heavy T.O. schedule but a priceless one.