On their first full-length album in three years, this New Jersey mathcore band barrel in on complex time signatures right from the start. It's an exhilarating ride if the kind of thing that floats your boat is musicians who can obliterate concepts of time and space in a song.
By the third track, what's most notable is the DEP's willingness to reach beyond the dimensions of metal and hardcore in search of a broader sound. That means putting aside screeching anger to express reflective emotions. Songs like "Dead as History" and "Horse Hunter" turn down the noise in favor of brooding darkness.
Ire Works finds the Dillinger Escape Plan confident and willing to take risks - ingredients that make this album a worthwhile listen.