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Irony Is a Dead Scene [EP]

The Dillinger Escape PlanAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)

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A long time ago, someone said, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” Chances are that dude is dead (actually, it was Nietzche and he’s been dead for years), but those seven little words have not only become a modern philosophical and medical catchphrase, but a signpost to life for The Dillinger Escape Plan. That’s because despite a multitude of major ... Read more in Amazon's The Dillinger Escape Plan Store

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  • Audio CD (August 27, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: EP
  • Label: Epitaph / Ada
  • ASIN: B00006BXJY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,806 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Hollywood Squares
2. Pig Latin
3. When Good Dogs Do Bad Things
4. Come To Daddy

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44 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Patton & DEP: the world will neverknow their like again! September 28, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Imagine Mike Patton in all his celestial glory fronting one of the most finely tuned precision thrassh out chaos-core (huh? whatever? I won't pretend to know the nominative of the sub-genre DEP are subsumed into: I could give two frux and a plastic spoon. They thrash) bands out there... Getting warmer?

I don't know where to begin. This is one of the most jaw droppingly abrasive, soul-shattering gorgeous, brooding, lung-slittingly ominous, skullbanging, moribundfreaking, pulse-accelerating, beyond hardcore, mind-incinerating, neck twitching, foot-tapping, eyebrow raising, involuntary air guitar improvising, leaving the souls of all who listen twisting in its wake sprinting, eye gouging, vein bursting, dynamic shredding, leaving on for hours at a time demanding, relentlessly deafening... INSANITY!!!!!!!!!!! THE BEST YOU WILL EVER HAVE!!!!! as Patton himself succinctly puts it.

From start to finish this thing just blows up in your face. Explodes on impact like an RPG-7 (and costs about as much too!) on an APC, turing the listener's brains into beef tartar. The final track is perhaps the most consistently twisted thing I have heard this month. Track 4: A straight-forward cover of Aphex Twin's 'Come to Daddy,' utterly thrashed out. Track 3 is my fave. It's the longest and most dynamic with a beautiful slow/melodic part towards the end. Track 1 is just nuts. Track 2 is more atmospheric, at least in the beginning, pre-the-massive-sanguine-crunch-fest.

Just get it. If you've come this far you've done so for a reason. If you're a fan of either of these: be it Patton (this is so much better than most of Tomahawk, i hate to say it but this is what i expected Tomahawk to sound like and was never quite as happy with the results...) or DEP (Dmitri's vox were the ONE thing that put me off about this group, patton, well- he's mike patton. Who the hell are you and what have you done?

You know you really want this.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Patton + DEP=Brilliance (duh!) August 2, 2003
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What do you do when your vocalist leaves after your band releases a classic EP ("Under The Running Board") and full-length album ("Calculating Infinity") that merely revolutionize the way legions of fans look at heavy metal? Well, if you're the Dillinger Escape Plan, you apparently bring in one of the most versatile and accomplished frontmen of the last quarter-century to do a one-off EP. That, my friends, is the (concise) story behind the Dillinger Escape Plan and Mike Patton's "Irony Is A Dead Scene," which despite its short running time is easily one of the most brilliant heavy-music releases of our young millenium.
While Patton's and DEP's respective discographies vary wildly in both size and scope, on "Irony Is A Dead Scene" the guys sound as if they've been performing together for years. The schizophrenic, genre-bending weirdness that characterized Patton's most prominent bands, Faith No More and Mr. Bungle, is still present, but it's mixed with DEP's trademark insanity to produce a sound more like Faith No More or Bungle on steroids. With the demented virtuosos of DEP raging around him, Patton sounds even more unhinged than usual. He does deliver some piercing screams reminiscent of the band's former vocalist Dmitri, but he also adds frenetic vocal riffing, doomy singing and death-metalesque howls for one of the most eclectic performances in recent history.
The three DEP/Patton originals, "Hollywood Squares," "Pig Latin," and "When Good Dogs Do Bad Things," all vacillate between the raging jazzy metal abundant on "Calculating Infinity" and the surreally bizarre interludes one would expect from a Patton project.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars pure.organized.insanity. September 17, 2002
By Tom
Format:Audio CD
dillinger escape plan, quite possibly one of the most experimental and innovative musicians to be found on this place we call earth.
i don't think it's possible for anyone to find a vocalist with the same talent and uniqueness as one, mike patton. it seems as though he wants to explore every aspect of music known to man (tomahawk, dillinger, mr. bungle, faith no more, amongst many more) and then after he's done doing that, re-invent the concept and complete idea of music as human beings know it.
dillinger, fueled by raging (but jazz based) percussive section and chaotic bass work, is solid and stable on an extreme level. there's a very strong vertabrae to the music, even if the guitars and vocals were taken out, they'd still be interesting to listen to...
then the guitars...
a word for those guys is hard to come up with.
i don't understand how these guys do what they do, because i've tried it and found it's damn near impossible to write a line like like that and then write ANOTHER line on top of it to layer it even more. but, they still accomplish it. i'll bet anyone anything that in high school, these guys were math geniuses because it VERY clearly and evidently shows on their records. EVERYTHING is calculatated and planned out, showing that the possibilities go on into infinity.
usually if i listen to something with programming, it generically sounds 'industrial' to me, so i don't like it. this stuff fits in so well and sounds naturally. A+ to them.
Overall, yes... this record is different from say, Under the Running Board which had songs like the Mullet Burden... but I mean, come on, Hollywood Squares? Patton is genius. Even if he does make funny noises with his lips (and occasionally fart noises, etc, with mr.
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5.0 out of 5 stars YES.
This is certainly the most terrifying piece of music ever created. The Dillinger Escape Plan could not be any more perfect than having Mike Patton fronting for them. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Richard Keith Minor
5.0 out of 5 stars mike pat-won
mike patton is one crazy man if u like faith no more u better giv this a listen he he he
Published 18 months ago by Ry_N
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best E.P.'s ever recorded
The Dillinger Escape Plan experienced their first ever vocalist change (and fourth lineup-change, overall) in the year 2001, when co-founder and lead vocalist Dimitri Minakakis... Read more
Published on August 4, 2012 by A. Stutheit
4.0 out of 5 stars Short but sweet
I'll start by saying that this album is probably the most rewarding for fans of the older Dillinger Escape Plan sound (especially Calculating Infinity), and that it would also... Read more
Published on September 1, 2010 by S. Dupal
4.0 out of 5 stars !!!
This album is worth one million dollars, but I pooped blood for two days after listening to it!
Published on November 27, 2008 by J. Daley
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfection
Just plain brilliant. I like this ep much better then then DEPs follow up, Miss Machine.
Hopefully we'll ever see another collaboration between Patton and DEP. Hopefully soon.
Published on October 21, 2008 by BLEEKER
5.0 out of 5 stars Goes brilliantly with Deathday!
This is the soundtrack to my book; Deathday by Eugene Bruce, this and calculating Infinity! Buy them both, and the book - I love you America!
DEATHDAY BY EUGENE BRUCE (No. Read more
Published on July 21, 2008 by E. Bruce
4.0 out of 5 stars PERFECT!
Dillinger escape plan with patton makes this great im not a fan of him cause i hate rap metal but this is pure insanity it's perfect. Read more
Published on May 23, 2008 by Brusso Magallanes
4.0 out of 5 stars Blistering, brief, brilliant meeting of depraved musical minds
Whether or not one chooses to embrace ones own inner metalhead schizophrenic may determine how much "enjoyment" you will get from this restless, mathematical, animalistic assault... Read more
Published on November 3, 2007 by IRate
5.0 out of 5 stars the peak of Dillingers carrer (so far)...
Mike Patton + DEP = pure insanity.

There should have been a full length album instead of an EP at this point of Dillingers career. Read more
Published on March 1, 2007 by Avernus
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