With Darkest Hour, I Wrestled a Bear Once and Animals as Leaders
Despite garnering critical acclaim and a rabid fanbase (and pretty much getting ripped off by every single metal band of the last five years), the history of Dillinger Escape Plan reads like a musical tragedy—frequent line-up changes, freak injuries, album delays. Thankfully, hopefully, the bad karma’s in the past. On the eve of their new album release (“Operation Paralysis,” out March 23 on their own label, Party Smasher Inc.) the New Jersey group returned to NYC for a night of spazzed-out math rock/hardcore. Best live metal band in the world? Probably. Miss ‘em? They’ll be at SXSW and on this year’s Warped Tour—karma permitting. With Darkest Hour, I Wrestled a Bear Once and Animals as Leaders.
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