Metal: Year in Review 2010

Metal: Year in Review 2010
2. Dillinger Escape Plan Option Paralysis (Party Smasher Inc./Season Of Mist)
If there's one tradition mathematical metal brigade Dillinger Escape Plan have maintained in their 13 years, it's to expect the unexpected. By delving into the throes of progression with every bit of their essence, Option Paralysis unites DEP's inherent sense of chaotic fury and overtly obtuse technicality with rabidity, melodic exorcism, staccato abruptness, hyperactive dexterity and surprising twists. From captivating piano consorting with volatile blast beats to incensed bellowing, Option Paralysis is the epitome of unnervingly frenetic metal melded to grandiose concepts, dynamic flow and freakishly jazzy angularity.
Keith Carman