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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 (March 23, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Season of Mist
  • ASIN: B0029VX276
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,757 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Farewell, Mona Lisa
2. Good Neighbor
3. Gold Teeth On A Bum
4. Crystal Morning
5. Endless Endings
6. Widower
7. Room Full Of Eyes
8. Chinese Whispers
9. I Wouldn't If You Didn't
10. Parasitic Twins

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2010 album from the Hardcore/Metal rockers, their first album on Season Of Mist. Option Paralysis, which has unanimously topped the music press' 2010 Most Anticipated lists, sees them choose a heavier direction while simultaneously able to exercise and paralyze many other blissfully unexpected options. With this fourth album, this intensely innovative unit will once again rearrange and redirect the possibilities in music.

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I would easily recommend this album to anyone who enjoyed "Ire Works."
R. Levine
If you love heavy music, fast drums and guitars and amazing talent from a vocalist than this CD is for you.
Z. Thompson
The band incorporates the strongest elements of their previous work and builds upon their prior success.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By General Zombie on March 23, 2010
Format: Audio CD
With "Option Paralysis," The Dillinger Escape Plan, one of extreme metal's most unpredictable groups, release a somewhat predictable album. Though it contains refinements and slight variations on their sound, there isn't much here that one couldn't imagine on a previous release. As a raving fanboy for the last 8 or so years, I would hardly want DEP to radically alter their sound, mind you, but there's little use denying that they are currently filling in and adding color to their niche, rather than truly expanding it. Fortunately, other aspects that remain from prior releases are the impeccable musicianship and an unsurpassed songwriting sense for a technical band. DEP have here, more than on "Miss Machine" or "Ire Works," achieved a balance between the kinetic, rhythmically baffling avant-garde jazz-metal of "Calculating Infinity" with their more melodic and industrial/electronic influenced side. All this makes "Option Paralysis" a first-rate summation of DEPs career thus far, and while I'm not yet prepared to ascertain its relative position within the DEP canon, I am ready to declare it another blistering, 5 star masterpiece. (That's 4 in a row, for those keeping score . . .)

DEP's oft-changing lineup has been mixed up again with the addition of Billy Rymer on drums. Neither Pennie or Sharone seem easy to replace, but a collaborative as talented as DEP surely has the pick of the crop when it comes to new members, and Rymer is more than up for the task. As I have heard others suggest, Rymer seems to be more of a pure rock drummer than his more jazz-inflected predecessors, but he can still manage the absurd time signatures and changes with dexterity while adding perhaps even more brute force.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Penguin on March 26, 2010
Format: Audio CD
i've never reviewed a DEP album before, yet i now own all of them. i'm in the boat of people that checked these guys out b/c of the EP with Mike Patton (lucky enough to have caught them open for Mr. Bungle in 1999). if you want a CHALLENGING artist, this is where you go. i like that it took me awhile to "get it". much like the MELVINS, it didn't click with me right away. it's not as if it's an acquired taste, because it is definitely not forced. it's like enrolling in a math class. at first, it's foreign. as you either pass or fail, you choose the path. is this something worth trying to understand? with this band - yes. ok, i'm rambling, here's the review:

are you already a fan? did you like 'IRE WORKS'? then you'll enjoy this album. you accepted change. is it the next logical step for the band. no. if you're looking for 'IRE WORKS' 2, this ain't it. at first, i guess i wanted a sequel to one of my favorite albums of all time, but with each listen, i'm glad it isn't. all of their previous albums live and breathe on their own. you fundamentally enjoy it or you don't.

#1) the mix and mastering are definitely top notch. previous albums, i kinda wanted a little more of this or that, but this one delivers. previous efforts did not lack, but, this is the kind of band that only live can you experience the aural onslaught properly. this release comes REALLY close to the live setting. it hits. hard.

#2) the rhythm section is tighter than ever and in your face more than previous albums (this goes along with #1). so good to hear Liam Wilson's talent as a bass player break through the skin. it's easy to be a fan of this band's previous drummers, but to be able to play all of that AND be able to write up to snuff with the current vibe deserves much respect. Billy Rymer?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By R. Levine on March 24, 2010
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It felt, at least to me, like a ridiculously long wait between Dillinger's last album and this one. It certainly has paid off. This album is brutal, but it also adds to what they achieved on the last album. There is more piano, and overall there is more variety than I'm sure some fans will want. I would easily recommend this album to anyone who enjoyed "Ire Works." The songs that I feel deserve special mention include "Farewell, Mona Lisa," "Widower," and "Parasitic Twins." The final song (the aforementioned "Parasitic Twins") is not unlike the final song on "Ire Works," so if you hated "Mouth of Ghosts" You're probably not going to feel too kindly toward this one. This album is relentlessly brutal while adding to the sound that Dillinger have been going for lately, and is in my opinion, a great success.

The packaging also deserves a mention simply because it is unlike anything I have ever seen. I don't necessarily want to spoil the surprise, but it sure is something.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 25, 2010
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The Egyptians built the pyramids, Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel and The Dillinger Escape Plan wrote Option Paralysis. Some may say this type of company is too impressive for The Dillinger Escape Plan; however, one listen to Option Paralysis would change the mind of any skeptic. It's a shame this album wasn't released in 2012 because I would be sure that this was the Omega that the Mayan calendar was predicting. Throughout Dillinger Escape Plan's history is a constant change and shifting of styles. Since their origination back in 1997 they have released four full-length albums, each one being a little different then the next. Calculating Infinity was the first glimpse at what this chaotic band could do, while Miss Machine showed the world that Dillinger could write with an impressive song structure in mind...and not just simply shred all the time. Then came along Ire Works which introduced the world to the more psychedelic Dillinger, the Dillinger that enjoyed harmonies and strange noise interludes. Somewhere in between the time that Ire Works was released and the band wrote Option Paralysis, Dillinger must have gotten smacked in the head with something heavy because the work on their new album is pure genius. The band incorporates the strongest elements of their previous work and builds upon their prior success.

From the moment you press play and you hear those four singular guitar chords, you know something is different. "Farewell, Mona Lisa" starts the band off at a level of intensity they never achieved on Ire Works. The album opener, and also the chosen single, knocks your head backwards with the impressive guitar work and break neck speed of the drums.
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