The Dillinger Escape Plan Albums Ranked

The Dillinger Escape Plan was an American metalcore band. The band was formed in 1997 in Morris Plains, New Jersey by guitarist Ben Weinman, bassist Adam Doll, vocalist Dimitri Minakakis, and drummer Chris Pennie. The band’s use of odd time signatures, polyrhythms, and unconventional drum patterns became a staple of their sound, although later albums incorporated more melody, and influences from a range of genres. The Dillinger Escape Plan’s final lineup consists of founding member Weinman, longtime bassist Liam Wilson, vocalist Greg Puciato and drummer Billy Rymer, alongside rhythm guitarist Kevin Antreassian. Prior to the release of their final album, Dissociation (2016), The Dillinger Escape Plan announced that they would be disbanding at the end of the album’s touring cycle. Their final shows took place at Terminal 5 in New York City from December 27–29, 2017. Here are all of The Dillinger Escape Plan albums ranked.

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7. Irony Is A Dead Scene (2002)

“”Irony Is A Dead Scene” may only clock in at about 20 minutes, but in that brief space it may well accomplish nothing less than a total realignment of your perceptions regarding just what heavy music (or any music for that matter) can and can’t be. For the open-minded fan, this EP promises reams of enjoyment. So dig in, and hope for a new DEP full-length soon, regardless of who’s on the mic. It’s just too bad this EP appears to be the extent of the Patton-DEP collaboration.”

6. Dissociation (2016)

“An album discussing death and the pain and suffering that comes with it, it brings the elements of beautiful song writing with the dark elements that many others shy away from. It is a masterpiece, both as a metal album and as an emotional artwork expressing those intimate feelings we sometimes hide from others or cannot bring forth with those we care.”

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5. Option Paralysis (2010)

“Another phenomenal, beautifully brutal outing from TDEP. Following the structured, musically diverse path demonstrated on Ire Works, Option Paralysis blends together a challenging mix of polyrhythms, wave after wave of guitar-heavy aural assaults, and a smattering of precariously placed jazz-inspired moments. Much more “breathable” than many previous albums, Option Paralysis lies comfortably between Calculating Infinity’s neverending onslaught and Ire Work’s pop-minded hooks.”

4. One Of Us Is The Killer (2013)

“The wildly chaotic sounding rhythms which sound childish until you try to comprehend how every hit of the ridiculously confusing snare is played perfectly in time with the guitars. How about the simple idiosyncrasy in the atypical chords used by the guitarist in this genre? By the way what genre is this? That imaginative way of not fitting a mold and of being courageous enough to put something into a song because you are writing what you feel instead of trying to conform to one style all the way through a career. “

3. Calculating Infinity (1999)

“This is the most extreme album I have ever heard. No vocalist can keep this up for long, so fans of DEP should enjoy their music while he still has a voice. I actually wish he’d shut up a little more often and let the players jam out. The music is very technical with crazy time changes and awesome playing. The drumming is phenomenal. I give it five stars because it is very good, and breaks totally new musical ground.”

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2. Miss Machine (2004)

“Miss Machine is probably the noisiest album from Dillinger Escape Plan and my personal favorite. While Calculating Infinity was more of a technical approach (its technical enough as it is), this album is more of a noisy math core sound. Its kind of unrelenting throughout the album, while it does have some soft parts it doesn’t lose its touch with pounding.”

1. Ire Works (2007)

“Ire Works starts off with a bang on “Fix Your Face” and continues the expected brutality with “Lurch,” but by the time you get to the third track “Black Bubblegum” something is amiss… in a good way. Dillinger sounds focused in a way they never have before. Sure, they’ve always been good at math, but on Ire Works they’re allowing themselves the room to be song-writers first and headache inducers second. This is not a bad thing. Listen to the instrumental (!) tracks “When Acting as a Particle” and “When Acting as a Wave” to see just how far these boys have come, and why they’ve grown exponentially in popularity. “