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Under the Running Board
Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board
Genres: Alternative Rock, Rock, Metal
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Upon its' initial release in '97, The DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN's Under the Running Board threw down the gauntlet to the late 90's hardcore and metal scenes. The band blew minds with their wildly-original and innovative take o...  more »


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All Artists: Dillinger Escape Plan
Title: Under the Running Board
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Relapse
Original Release Date: 1/1/2008
Re-Release Date: 10/14/2008
Album Type: Extra tracks
Genres: Alternative Rock, Rock, Metal
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Death Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Under the Running Board
UPC: 781676702220


Album Description
Upon its' initial release in '97, The DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN's Under the Running Board threw down the gauntlet to the late 90's hardcore and metal scenes. The band blew minds with their wildly-original and innovative take on extreme music and their action-packed live shows. The band raised the bar so high that heavy music was never the same again. With it now expanded to include 9 bonus live-tracks and a previously unreleased Black Sabbath cover, both new and old fans alike can rediscover a milestone record as relevant now as it was upon its release a decade ago.

CD Reviews

Quality not Quantity
Mono-Grind | Here | 09/12/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"the Dillinger Escape Plan are brilliant. There's just no other way of explaining how good they really are. I've read the 'bad things' about them..(that they've sold out, that the music makes no sense and goes nowhere, you can't understand what the singer is saying)..but people writing those reviews/saying those things are normally just kids who listen to Trivium and Killswitch Engage. They're not yet ready to sit down and fully listen to something as complex as the Dillinger Escape Plan.

Personally, i respect the Dillinger Escape Plan for being truly different in a genre such as Hardcore/Math-Metal. I respect them also for being excellent musicians. Their songs are often memorable and can be stuck in your head for days. I can't even count how many of their songs get stuck in my head..43% Burnt, Unretrofied, Clip The Apex..Accept Instruction, We Are The Storm..there are alot of songs of theirs that are both insanely technical and catchy.

This E.P is quite short, but with 3 songs on it you'd kind of expect that. I must admit, i bought this for "The Mullet Burden"..but was pleasantly surprised with the other 2 songs. "The Mullet Burden" truly is noisy. Which is good. This whole E.P is noisy, in fact. Which is good. The only catch is that it's quite short, with only 3 songs on it. But then again, it is about quality not quantity..and the Dillinger Escape Plan always delivers quality.

This, i think, is mainly for fans. Probably not a starting point."
Mono-Grind | 05/03/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My biggest complaint is that this album is too short. I think this album is far and away their best. Personally, I do not care for Calculating Infinity as I feel they focused on being overtly aggressive and technical while forgetting about melody. And Irony is A Dead Scene is a great album but not as good as this one.This album has everything - technical prowess, speed, and melody. True the singer is nothing special but I still like his work on this album."
Some great tracks, if you can get past the length
Alex | radnor, pa | 07/17/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"yes, you saw right, there are only three tracks on this cd. Why in gods name would you ever pay close to 10 dollars for three lonely tracks, only one of which passes the three minute mark? Well, if you're a fan of dillinger escape plan than you really need to hear these tracks. the mullet burdon, aside from being a great Dillinger song, is the track that started creating a buzz for the band, way back when. It's a fan favorit now, and rightly so. all three tracks are very good, and very impressive for such an early EP. sanbox magician is a very cool, and more jazzy song than usual, with a terribly slick outro. abe the cop is the least interesting track, in my opinion, but still nothing to scoff at. If you've never heard DEP, and for some reason you can't find a copy of "calculating infinity" this is a great place to start. these songs(perhaps excluding abe the cop) are more immidatly accessable than the later material, as they are a bit less chaotic and complex. These songs are a little ruffer than the ones found on calculating infinity,(there's a pretty cheesy sample of glass breaking in the middle of sanbox magician) but there's still a lot of what makes dillinger so great here. It's also fun to see how far they've come as a band. So if you can find this cheap, I recomend picking it up. I think it's actually a little better than the self titled release,(a collection of older and previously unreleased songs) despite the short length."