Album Of The Day: The Dillinger Escape Plan – Option Paralysis

The Dillinger Escape Plan - Option Paralysis AOTD

Well as you saw yesterday when I said about it, the new DEP album Option Paralysis is available early on Spotify and that means I can also make it my Album Of The Day!

I have genuinely not been this amazed by a new album after just the first listen in a long, long time and now after a good days worth of listening it is just getting better and better. Every Dillinger Escape Plan album is so different from the last one that you never really know what to expect which really does seem to annoy the ‘I prefer their old stuff’ brigade but for everyone else that isn’t a complete dick this means you are always amazed.

This album has the closest thing DEP have ever done to a ballad in ‘Widower’ which starts with a piano and vocal part that most boy bands would kill to be able to write yet still manages to turn into a crazy bastard of a song with heavy/soft changes that really keep you on your toes.

The first single from the album ‘Farewell, Mona Lisa” starts of as a heavy hitter that morphs into a ‘Milk Lizard’ style sing along half way through and will definitely become a big song at the shows.

‘Gold Teeth On A Bum’, ‘Chinese Whispers’ and ‘Parasitic Twins’ all introduce new styles into the DEP armoury and I’m sure Faith No More comparisons will be rife when people explain some of the new directions they have gone in. Greg especially has been learning a lot of new tricks from Mike Patton and when someone learns from Mike Patton nothing bad can come from it.

Best song on the album is tough but for now I’m going to go with ‘Gold Teeth On A Bum’ for the old skool metal soloing, huge riffs and amazing singing. Even when Dillinger try to do a ‘classic’ rock song they still end up with something completely mental.

The full album can be found here on Spotify and don’t forget to buy the album when it comes out on Monday!


Ah fudge it! I’m gonna give you two songs today because I just can’t choose the best track off the album. So have the Piano driven ballad “Widower” as well…


2 Responses to “Album Of The Day: The Dillinger Escape Plan – Option Paralysis”

  1. […] postman and inside was a rather awesome boxset from The Dillinger Escape Plan of their new album Option Paralysis (you know that thing I’ve been talking about for a […]

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