We often talk about all these “highly anticipated albums,” and while there’s a lot to look forward to, there isn’t much that ranks higher in our collective interests than The Dillinger Escape Plan. The group’s upcoming fifth album One Of Us Is The Killer propelled itself to the top of my list since it was announced Dillinger have never put out a bad album, and I don’t expect them to start after signing with Sumerian. The group premiered the album’s first single ‘Prancer‘ on Sirius XM Liquid Metal yesterday, but all rips were quickly pulled via Sumerian’s fast-acting copyright claims. Thankfully they didn’t make us wait long for an official listen, and at midnight, the song went live on YouTube and iTunes.
‘Prancer‘ is Dillinger through and through. The opening staccato discord is reminiscent of ‘43% Burnt,’ and while the group have been known to go through over-the-top catchy choruses and wild progressive flair, this song is largely chaos that burns hard and fast. The jazzy bridge is a nice touch as well that adds some personality to the track. All in all, I’d say YES GOOD.
Here’s a statement from the band accompanying the new track:
“Words can’t describe the feelings right now as we begin to present this album to you today. There are a million different things we’d probably like to say, to one another and to all of you, but pages couldn’t contain. So here you go. To everyone that’s been on this ride for a while, thank you, and to everyone just getting on board, welcome. We’re grateful for the ability to express ourselves artistically, to be able to release a piece of our souls through music and words, and we’re proud that any of you can relate to our expression or get something out of it in any way…that our band and what we do means anything at all to you. “
One Of Us Is The Killer is due out on May 14th on Sumerian Records. Get excited!