The Dillinger Escape Plan have taken their final bow, but they most certainly have not gone quietly. ‘Dissociation’ certainly stands on its own as a beast of an album: one moment it’s bat-guano crazy, and the next, it lulls you with a soft electronic melody, of course jump-cuting between both styles like John Zorn in the 80’s. However, as director Guillermo del Toro said quite rightly in one of his film’s commentaries, “the two most important films of a director’s career is his first and his last,” and the same holds true for a band. The first album gives birth to their voice, and the final album tells us where that voice took the band and what they want their final statement to be. And when it comes to a final statement, TDEP have delivered a strong one.
Right before the album release, Metal Wani’s writer William Richards had a chat with The Dillinger Escape Plan drummer Billy Rymer. He discusses the final The Dillinger Escape Plan album “Dissociation”, how the personal life took a toll on the band and how it was expressed on this final album, the emotional side of the band & difference in songwriting on this record.
He also talks about joining the band in 2009, the entire journey so far, final world tour starting from North America, the atmosphere, aggressive side of TDEP live shows which scares him, injuries that took place during TDEP shows, his take on TDEP calling it quits and why he is surprised that it didn’t happen sooner. He also throw light on possibility of new TDEP music in the future, what are his future plans along with Ben Weinman and Greg Puciato and much more.
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