Dillinger Escape Plan Know Your Anger, Know Your Dreams

One of the best metal bands going, Dillinger Escape Plan, tried their hands at one of the best metal songs in history, Living Colour‘s “Cult Of Personality,” last Saturday show in New York. And the results were, shall we say, less than power in your God’s name. But, if you click in to watch it, I promise at least one kinda-related video that’s worth your time.

So yeah, Ben Weinman is playing with two hands instead of Vernon Reid’s ability to pretty much play anything with just one. And lead singer Greg Puciato can’t really hit all the notes, and is sadly not wearing a neon Body Glove. But, you know what, if I was there I would have freaked the fuck out anyway, so kudos.

And this gives us the most tenuous of connections to post this clip of Jim Carrey as Pee Wee Herman on the similarly named TV show In Living Color!

Dillinger Escape Plan – Cult Of Personality [Metal Injection]
Quote Of The Day: Gimme A Beat Edition [EW]

  • doublewhiskycokenoice

    i give DEP a pass on this one considering calculating infinity and miss machine are incendiary records (not as into the faith no more vibe lately). where’s that classic video of puciato headwalking in a virgin megastore show?

  • Maura Johnston

    @doublewhiskycokenoice: “headwalking”?

  • doublewhiskycokenoice

    @Maura Johnston: what occurs from roughly 0:09-0:11 of the video.

  • MayhemintheHood

    I really stopped paying attention to these dudes after Miss Machine, even though I liked that record a lot. Just kinda…forgot about them, I guess. The Mike Patton EP ruled supreme, and I was happy they got a guy to basically try and sing like him.

  • themeparkexperience

    Nice to see footage of the band and their new drummer. Hopefully a new album will come out sometime in the next four years.

  • Anonymous

    Bad Karaoke.

  • noamjamski

    I was at the show.

    Watching on a small computer window and judging the vocal performance completely misses the point. In context of the show and as a nice break from the complete brutality it was awesome. Especially because of the contrast.

    They also ended with a great cover of NIN’s Wish where they completely dismantled the stage. If anyone caught video of that it was pretty amazing.

  • Maura Johnston

    @noamjamski: we couldn’t all fit in the basement, you know :(

  • Anonymous

    “One of the best metal bands going”? Really???

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  • Richaod

    They may do good Living Colour and Van Halen covers live, but Dillinger’s music is ridiculous. I swear I’ve never seen a coherent explanation for the apparent brilliance of any of their non-Unretrofied-ish work. And I love some extreme music, but total melodic abstractness and time-signature dice rolling don’t make sense to me.

  • Silverfuture

    Cult of Personality seems ultra-relevant in the Obama era.

  • Anonymous

    puciato in a body glove… nice.

    also, that headwalking clip never gets old.