You knew it was going to be mean and heavy, but it’s nice to have it confirmed. The Dillinger Escape Plan‘s new single “Prancer” carries on with the metal band’s career trajectory, with ample servings of both hardcore and punk, and when I say punk, I mean the meanest of Black Flag’s material. It’s relentless, but of course, you knew it was going to be. Though there’s nothing surprising here, that’s not a slight to the band. Their experimental/avant-garde side will rear it’s head again, possibly in full album expression, but for now, it appears that “One Of Us Is The Killer”, due May 14 through Sumerian Records, will be an exercise in aggression. Welcome back, boys.