This pressing of The Dillinger Escape Plan’s diabolical debut is limited to 300 copies and is sold directly from the label, Relapse Records. Bone white with orange and black splatter is the description of this pressing, and is the 4th since September of 1999 when it originally debuted. A quick check at time of posting reveals that this record is still avail for a cool $17.99 from Relapse, so nab one before they’re history!
Question: What do you get when you mix deadlocked precision (executed perfectly within a tightly-wound hardcore package) and the vocal talents of the guy recently deemed the greatest living singer of all time? Answer: Irony Is a Dead Scene.
Although not casual listening material for that Sunday drive with the kids, The Dillinger Escape Plan with Mike Patton assassinate any and every breathing organism in their vigorous wake over these four fits of ferocious fury. What’s disappointing, however, is the unfortunate length of this EP. Clocking in at only 18 minutes, Irony Is a Dead Scene leaves the listener sprawled out on the floor, desperately pleading for more. This is a perfect album from every approachable angle.