I’m absolutely in love with The Dillinger Escape Plan. I’m of the opinion that they are one of the greatest bands on the planet, and it’s a shame that most people just don’t get it. Just take a look at any of the comments in The Summer Slaughter Tour’s desperate Facebook feed. Every time I click “Show Comments,” I immediately regret it. The band are widely misunderstood, but that’s the nature of their often oppressive music. You either get it or you don’t.

I mean, just look at this and try not to rage.

The Dillinger Escape Plan performed three songs in this week’s Revolver Golden Gods Awards, and judging by the motionless crowd, it would appear that they didn’t get the group either despite a high-energy performance. Let’s face it though; the folks at the awards show aren’t interested in mathcore; they’re either industry insiders or fans of mainstream or traditional metal. It’s Revolver, after all. Hopefully one day Decibel will be as big, but that’s unlikely because music is scary.

Look at me sounding elitist when I have no right to be.

Check out the video below, featuring the tracks ‘Prancer,’ ‘When I Lost My Bet,’ and a cover of Depeche Mode’s ‘Behind the Wheel’ with guest vocals from Deftones’ Chino Moreno. Insane performance involving blood, destruction, and FIRE.


– JR


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