"Shaken, not stirred."
Gil Sharone is so elegant. He seems to have all the time in the world between notes. I haven’t seen him play live but I almost imagine him to be holding a martini glass nonchalantly in one hand, as he tears the kit apart with the other. So when it comes to rhythms there are few I’d rather listen to. He makes the most complex mathcore sound effortless and almost melodic.
A friend of mine was once very impressed by the label on a bottle of wine that claimed it had “Elegance, Finesse, and Power!” (It didn’t, and after two bottles of it neither did he.) For me those words sum up the Dillinger Escape Plan drummers. Chris Pennie has the finesse - I think he is just that bit sharper in the detail and his drums sound so very tasty. Gil Sharone is all about elegance - his style is unhurried and relaxed even when it’s lightning fast. And Billy Rymer’s got such crazy energy that it doesn’t seem to matter how much he has to cram in.
'Mouth of ghosts' by The Dillinger Escape Plan is one of the best. I could listen to this man all day.