Behind some of the most forward-thinking and fearless metal records ever released, Relapse Records’s commitment to artistic integrity has enabled some impossibly underground bands to reach a wider audience and change the landscape of extreme music in the process.
Worship Metal takes a look back at the most ground-breaking albums released by this iconic label…..
10. The Dillinger Escape Plan – Miss Machine (2004)
The Dillinger Escape Plan are a band so unique they almost defy description, so inevitably a partnership with Relapse Records was a match made in heaven.
Dillinger were already challenging preconceptions with their Calculating Infinity debut but it was with the addition of Greg Puciato on vocals that took their experimental mathcore to the next level. Blending an abrasive bellow with a strong singing voice, Dillinger now had a mouthpiece equally as enthralling and unpredictable as the cacophonous noise produced by the rest of the band.
In 2004, Miss Machine was head-scratchingly bewildering heavy metal; custom made for those who like to mosh while solving simultaneous equations and its seemingly directionless mentality proved to be its most thrilling aspect.
Many are still trying to equal Miss Machine‘s woozy combination of fury, dexterity and crazed disregard for convention.