Sound — 10
The state of hardcore is somewhat at a standstill. But lately, I've noticed some bands taking the inititive to push the envelope of the hardcore sound. The Dillinger Escape Plan are one of the better groups that are twisting the sound around. Driving guitars, mixed up time signatures and a great singer/screamer make this band a keeper.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics are twisted. Some don't make any sense at all, and some are just great. The singer is great. His screaming is awesome and his regular singing voice blows me away.
Overall Impression — 10
You can't really compare this band to any other bands in the hardcore scene right now. Best songs off this album would have to be all of them, I can't decide. If I had to go with one, I'd go with Baby's First Coffin. Very good song. I love how the music can go from grinding to complete slowness. If this were stolen I would definatly pick this up, along with Calculating Infinity.