The Dillinger Escape Plan Posted New Album Preview

Mathcore band gives us a track-by-track preview of "One of Us is the Killer."

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With May 14 release of their announced before fifth studio record "One of Us is the Killer" getting closer with each passing day, the extreme metallers from The Dillinger Escape Plan have decided to give us an insight of what we are to expect from the new album.

In a six-and-a-half minute long clip, the band furiously charges through the track list, letting us know that were in for an intense one. With good fans' reactions all around, we can only hope that the album will truly represent "a new holistic pinnacle of the band's constantly evolving and engaging dynamics," as it was previously announced.

With Steve Evetts (The Cure, Suicide Silence, Glassjaw) in charge of the production duties, the album was recorded in Southern California and is now officially available for pre-order.

"The album represents a new holistic pinnacle of the band's constantly evolving and engaging dynamics. 'One of Us is the Killer' finds Weinman, Puciato, longtime bassist Liam Wilson and drummer Billy Rymer in top form, emphasizing Dillinger Escape Plan's fierce independence, staunch individualism and loyalty to their unique vision which has long followed them on-stage and off," the group stated via official website.

The band is currently preparing to embark on a three-month long tour starting on April 20 in Worcester and stretching all the way to July 6. Their previous studio effort, "Option Paralysis," came out in March 2010 via Party Smasher Inc, debuting at No. 78 on the Billboard 200 chart with 7,100 copies sold within the first week.

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    Not really a fan, but they're an extremely talented band, and I'll definitely give this album a shot.
    Technicality of this band is absolutely incredible. See this band in person. So much energy, you'd think it was the last show they're ever playing.
    Dillinger may be one of the least accessible bands out there right now. But once you DO get into them, you'll realize how truly amazing they are.
    This band rules. So tempted to drop $40 on the bundle, but I already spend a shit ton on band merch...
    This sounds pretty damn awesome. Never listened to more than a few of their songs but this preview sounds great.
    Not a fan but objectively speaking(hopefully)... If I haven't listened to their record(s) a bizzillion times over and over again...and if I saw them live (for the first time or heard them for the first time) I don't think I'd be able to take anything home from them. It all sounds the same. Rapid, out of key (some key here and there), sour minor chords without sense or progression it seems. Music is extremely subjective, I get that. I'm a fan of stuff hardly anyone likes as well but this I just can't understand as being enjoyable, memorable or emotionally grabbing. I would say this seems like they play it for themselves and for no one else. That's OK, like I said, it's all subjective but they leave no lasting impression on me....except maybe that it's intense, but there many intense bands out there. Maybe I'm just missing some swing/groove here and there?
    The best advice I can give for getting into this type of music is to look for beauty in the chaos. I felt the same way about Converge at first. Dillinger can be challenging at first but trust me, there is definitely something there worth finding.
    Awesome these guys are tight and their live shows are out of control...can't wait to see them this april
    did that synopsis on the homepage say "mathcore"?
    I didn't know that was a thing!
    haha it's basically hardcore or metalcore with odd time signatures/rapid time signature changes and typically involves a lot of dissonance. There's also a subgenre of rock called math rock.
    I refuse to listen to the preview because it would be absolute torture to wait until may after hearing it.
    Wait, this band? I'm pretty sure I saw them open for some other band at some point...they're popular now? That's awesome! I don't think I really liked them, but i just assumed they were a no-namer.
    I love it! Sounds very focused! Crossburner is what I've been looking for from them, but the title track sounds great also.
    Lumping Dillinger Escape Plan in with other boring "metalcore" bands? Well played UG... well played.
    Yea... I thought something along those lines... Dillinger is far ahead of a lot of that tripe. Maybe I'm slow, but what the f is mathcore?
    I just means they play combine hardcore really strange rhythms and it's usually really technical and complex music. Some other examples are Botch, Daughters, and Car Bomb. Sometimes Converge gets called mathcore too. Just another meaningless subgenre to argue about. The first Dillinger album, Calculating Infinity, has become pretty much the template for mathcore
    The Spoon
    Got a lot of love for this band and it looks like this album is gonna be killer (lol).
    Not really a fan of them but when I saw them supporting Mastodon last year they were brutal. I might have to give this one go