We already know about Dillinger Escape Plan‘s Option Paralysis. We gave this wonderful album a 5/5. But despite the album’s release two weeks ago, a problem over at Season of Mist caused a slight delay in the shipping of the vinyl edition of the album. But I finally got it yesterday, and it is glorious.


On the website, it said the album had a “Die-cut rotary sleeve.” I had no idea what the hell that was, so I was pleasantly surprised when I got a hold of it. I spun that thing for a good ten minutes.

I was disappointed that all the writing on the back was just the tracklist printed over and over again. I was hoping for some lyrics sheet to be included, but no such luck. As you can see, the artwork is also printed on the internal sleeve that’s holding the vinyl, which is neat. I’m used to it being just white paper.

The biggest surprise of all was the clear vinyl. The web page made no mention of special color, so I assumed it was black vinyl. Lo and behold, clear vinyl! OM NOM NOM DELICIOUS.

Also, you can hear the bonus track in the video, “Chuck McChip”. It’s a beautiful piano piece that I didn’t expect at all, and fits surprisingly well at the end of the album. A download card was placed in there with the album, and it is currently in my wallet hiding my debit card.

Overall, I was pleasantly surprised with the packaging. I didn’t expect anything elaborate at all, and I got something this cool in the mail.

I give this vinyl release…


Yeah, I’m giving out 5/5 ratings all week. Suck it.

– JR


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