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Relapse Records Turns 25: Their 10 Most Groundbreaking Releases

A Return To The Roots Of Relapse Records

10. The Dillinger Escape Plan – Miss Machine (2004)

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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 Math-Core 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.

Over 10 years later, many are still trying to equal Miss Machine‘s woozy combination of fury, dexterity and crazed disregard for convention.

About Chris Jennings (1986 Articles)
I love metal. Always have. Always will. As editor of Worship Metal - a site dedicated to being as positive about metal and its myriad of sub-genres as possible - my aim is to 'worship' metal through honest reviews, current news and a wide variety of features; offering the same exposure to underground bands as we do to mainstream/well known acts. Our mantra; the bands are partners and we exist to serve the bands \m/

5 Comments on Relapse Records Turns 25: Their 10 Most Groundbreaking Releases

  1. Stéphane Pageau // March 8, 2015 at 3:02 am // Reply

    Hi Chris,

    Interesting list, to say the least. “Through Silver in Blood” as #1 is spot-on. That album is one the heaviest albums of all time. And it was so, so groundbreaking. And still is. Neurosis absolutely rules. I can’t say I agree with all your picks (High on Fire?), but your passion is obvious, so I’ll drink to that. But man, where is “Using Sickness as a Hero” by Human Remains? That’s a forgotten classic for sure. Thanks for the great read.

    Stéphane Pageau

    • Chris Jennings // March 9, 2015 at 10:24 am // Reply

      Hey man, thanks for reading and commenting. “Using Sickness As A Hero” is a unique album I’ll say that much, look for it in a future article!

  2. I like this list. It is a good list. Thank you.

  3. Thanks, man.

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