The Dillinger Escape Plan
Option Paralysis
Style: Progressive hardcore/Experimental Metal
Release date: March 26th 2010

To find a drummer who can play TDEP’s music is a kind of challenge, but the band has succeeded. So exit Gil Sharone, too “Hollywoodian” for these East Coast guys, and please welcome Billy Rymer from the band The Rivalry: he is really good.

TDEP likes to kick your brain: “Farewell, Mona Lisa” explodes in your face without warning.

TDEP likes to entertain you without borders (“Endless Endings”, “I Wouldn't If You Didn't”).

TDEP likes to charm you (“Widower”, “Parasitic Twins”), helped by an excellent guest, the pianist Mike Garson (Free Flights, David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails,...).
v Faith No More “Angel Dust” was a kind of u.f.o. when it came in 1992. “Option Paralysis” is sometimes its heir apparent (“Gold Teeth on a Bum”, “Crystal Morning”).

A special toast to Greg Puciato, Mike Patton’s natural son for the talent, whose voice is omnipotent during the whole record.

“Option Paralysis” is released through Party Smasher Inc., TDEP’s own music structure, in collaboration with the French label Season of Mist.

As for TDEP’s previous productions, this album is a kind of challenge too, but worth to take and more accessible than it seems because well-balanced between love and hate.


01. Farewell, Mona Lisa
02. Good Neighbor
03. Gold Teeth on a Bum
04. Crystal Morning
05. Endless Endings
06. Widower
07. Room Full of Eyes
08. Chinese Whispers
09. I Wouldn't If You Didn't
10. Parasitic Twins

Label: Party Smasher Inc./Season of Mist
Distribution: Season of Mist
Reviewed by: Philippe Leconte
Date: April 14th 2010
Website: TDEP @MySpace