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Album: Ire Works *
# Song Title   Time
1)    Fix Your Face
2)    Lurch
3)    Black Bubblegum
4)    Sick on Sunday
5)    When Acting as a Particle
6)    Nong Eye Gong
7)    When Acting as a Wave
8)    82588
9)    Milk Lizard
10)    Party Smasher
11)    Dead as History
12)    Horse Hunter
13)    Mouth of Ghosts
 

Album: Ire Works *
# Song Title   Time
1)    Fix Your Face
2)    Lurch
3)    Black Bubblegum
4)    Sick on Sunday
5)    When Acting as a Particle
6)    Nong Eye Gong
7)    When Acting as a Wave
8)    82588
9)    Milk Lizard
10)    Party Smasher
11)    Dead as History
12)    Horse Hunter
13)    Mouth of Ghosts
 
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  • Brutality scientists Dillinger Escape Plan can't be accused of going soft on this experiment in futuristic chaos, 2007's IRE WORKS. In fact, they're as ferocious and cerebral as ever, representing a twisted fusion of heart and mind. In many ways the perfect band to score a technological apocalypse, DEP's continued growth and exploration into strange realms of glitch-y electronics and sampled discord may anger some hardcore traditionalists, but open-minded listeners will hear a roller coaster ride into a broken future.
  • The album opens with the familiar sounding "Fix Your Face", another raging monolith of vertiginous time changes, slashing, disjointed Slayer licks, and Greg Puciato's neck cord bursting roar. And while tracks such as "Nong Eye Gong" and "82588" would easily fit on previous DEP records, others, like the Faith No More-influenced "Black Bubblegum," show the band flexing new pop muscles. "Milk Lizard" looks backward, with horns and piano accenting an otherwise straightforward thrasher, and "When Acting as a Particle" mixes shuddering strings, hissing static, and junkyard percussion to chilling effect. IRE WORKS is the result of a talented band with restless creativity expanding the boundaries of their sound without softening any edges. It's a difficult balancing act, but one that DEP is obviously up for.
Professional Reviews
Spin (p.126) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's Dillinger's willingness to constantly incorporate new sounds...that makes IRE WORKS an experimental-rock touchstone."

Alternative Press (p.171) - "Weinman's licks and riffs corkscrew out of the speakers, cut against the beat as much as they drive it, and lay down thick melodic foundations..."

Kerrang (Magazine) (p.48) - "[With] impossibly visceral, grinding, convulsing riffage bolted onto body-wrenching gargled screams....IRE WORKS flows as an album in ways DEP have never quite succeeded before..."

Kerrang (Magazine) (p.68) - Ranked #2 in Kerrang's "The Top 20 Albums Of 2007" -- "[A] genre-defining album that begs repeated spins."

Q (Magazine) (p.115) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[U]ncompromising, atonal industrial noise offset with melodious crooning, never once settling for predictable paths."

Mojo (Publisher) (p.110) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "DEP deliver a technically dazzling display, defined by Ben Weinman's intense guitar. The end result is a panic attack-inducing action canvas of noise."

Record Collector (magazine) (p.80) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "IRE WORKS is based upon the same traits with which they've made their name: a technically complex blend of metal and hardcore infused with elements of prog and jazz."
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