Anyway, the sad side of this news is Chris Pennie (the former drummer and the co-founder of TDEP) had left the band on June 15th, 2007 to join a New York's Progressive Rock band, Coheed and Cambria. Also it goes with Brian Benoit (the former guitarist), which has to leave TDEP on August 5th, 2007 due to his health condition. By the way, the departure of these two talented musicians has been replaced by Gil Sharone (Stolen Babies) and Jeff Tuttle (Heads Will Roll & Capture The Flag).
Since the early beginning circa 1996-1998, TDEP has been helping to define the real tune of Mathcore with two promising debuts; 'The Dillinger Escape Plan' EP (1997, Now or Never Records) and 'Under The Running Board' EP (1998, Relapse Records). Until now they're still continues to carry the flag of Mathcore and raising it up high even more. They’ve also inspired many bands that into this kind of music since then. Name it yourself all the Mathcore bands worldwide after the birth of TDEP, I bet most of them have been inspired by TDEP.
But, somehow I think TDEP themselves have been inspired by Meshuggah (formed in 1987), an Experi-Metal/Math Metal band from Umea, Sweden. For the proven, please listen to ‘Destroy Erase Improve’ (1995, Nuclear Blast Records). Okay, in case of its origin (at least for Mathcore) I think it matters a lot! Ya know, the discordant, technical riffing, complex time signatures, passionate/energetic vocals and avant-garde (read: unconventional) verse-chorus song structure etc.
By looking to the cover, this album anyhow giving me the vibes feeling of The Dark Side Of The Moon’s Pink Floyd and Octavarium’s Dream Theater. Perhaps the music would be slightly the same? Ops, this would be another story!
Alright, enough. As for now, let's hope for the craziest Mathcore fiesta!
+ A quick update: Where Calculating Infinity was a combustible technical tour-de-force and Miss Machine juxtaposed the band’s explosive song crafting with dark, mature melodies, Ire Works is all about channeling the collective experience and a lot of, well, ire. “I would say these songs are just pissed off”, describes Ben Weinman. “This record is all about feel. Even the electronic elements on this record are very emotionally driven". - TDEP in JamNow.com.