When The Dillinger Escape Plan initially released the three-song EP UNDER THE RUNNING BOARD, the louder, faster, and crazier arms race that had temporarily been put to rest kicked back in with a vengeance. Dillinger's blistering technique and complex mathematical time-signatures were breathtaking. Only the raw physicality of their shows kept them from being pure metal scientists. Opener "The Mullet Burden" presents a rapidly mutating storm of fretboard heroics and bludgeoning riffs, "Sandbox Magician" twists and turns with the precision of a drill, and "Abe The Cop" stops and starts on a dime, sounding like nothing less than pure industrial manufacturing. The special 2008 anniversary edition adds on nine live tracks that prove the band's dexterity isn't studio-aided.