Irony Is a Dead Scene

Irony Is a Dead Scene
Dillinger Escape Plan 'Irony is a Dead Scene' album cover.jpg
EP by
Released August 27, 2002
Length 17:57
Producer Ben Weinman
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Irony Is a Dead Scene is the third EP by American mathcore band, The Dillinger Escape Plan. It was recorded with Mike Patton and released on August 27, 2002, through Epitaph Records.[1][2]


Following the departure of the band's original vocalist Dimitri Minakakis, the temporary plan to record with Patton was in place before a permanent replacement vocalist had been found, yet by the time Patton had recorded vocals and the EP was released, the band had been touring with new vocalist Greg Puciato for nearly a year.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork Media (8.4/10)[4]
Sputnikmusic 5/5 stars[5]

Irony Is a Dead Scene was generally reviewed well, and Patton's contributions to the band's sound was considered a successful experiment. Bradley Torreano of AllMusic gave the album 4 out of 5 stars, saying, "Despite the ridiculously high expectations from both artists' fan bases, Irony Is a Dead Scene is a brilliant collaboration between the two."

Track listing

All tracks are written by The Dillinger Escape Plan and Mike Patton except where noted. Actual writers below, according to ASCAP[6][7].


The Dillinger Escape Plan
Guest musicians


  1. ^ "The Dillinger Escape Plan – Irony is a Dead Scene", Review. Retrieved on March 22, 2008.
  2. ^ Natalie Zina Walschots (June 17, 2013). "The Dillinger Escape Plan | Hazard Warning". Exclaim!. Archived from the original on December 10, 2017. Retrieved December 10, 2017.
  3. ^ "Irony Is a Dead Scene - The Dillinger Escape Plan". Allmusic.
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