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April 16, 2014 at 3:46 PM

The trend-surfing Dillinger Escape Plan play El Corazón this Saturday | Concert Preview

By Todd Hamm / Special to The Seattle Times

The breakneck brand of metal that New Jersey’s the Dillinger Escape Plan helped pioneer a decade-and-a-half ago still strikes a chord around these parts. Maybe it’s because we love the electric shock that comes with the genre, but it could also be pegged to the fact that bands like Tacoma’s Botch were digging into the same mathcore tool kit around the same time.

If Botch hadn’t broken up, perhaps they’d be on this bill, or even headlining it. But things have changed, and while Botch’s members have moved on to bigger things, DEP have simply shifted their focus to keep pace with changing trends.

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