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The 10 Most Groundbreaking Releases From Relapse Records!

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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)

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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 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.

About Chris Jennings (1985 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/

4 Comments on The 10 Most Groundbreaking Releases From Relapse Records!

  1. Through Silver In Blood is a truly terrifying listen that leaves you feeling drained after playing it. Heavy in every sense of the word.

    Saw them in Belfast when the album came out as support for Entombed. The crowd was just transfixed on the stage for the duration of their set, poor Entombed didn’t stand a chance coming on after them.

  2. kuntfukker // April 10, 2018 at 8:17 am // Reply

    incantation > nile and dying fetus
    sorry but old school death metal beats modern death metal any day

  3. Héctor Hurtado // April 10, 2018 at 3:50 pm // Reply

    Incantantion – Onward to Golgotha?

  4. Great list, but I’d add Incantation, Burnt by the Sun, Coalesce, and Necrophagist.

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