Ion Dissonance - Solace (Abacus Recordings) - Back
5-piece band From Montreal, Ion Dissonance brings a metalcore approach that should be familiar. Bands like The Dillinger Escape Plan, Cephalic Carnage, Converge, Despised Icon, and The Red Chord can be heard throughout this album. “Solace “ is multi-layered, hard-hitting, and chaotic. A little too chaotic for me, it kept me from really digging the songs. Blasting heavy riffs is basically the main part that got me into each song. Besides that, this is kinda generic sounding. I want to say that I’ve heard this before, many times. Which means they may need to find a more unique trait to set them apart. Producer Pierre Remillard (Cryptopsy, Krisiun, The End) was in charge of this disc, and he did a good job putting it together these ten tracks. Basically everything is between 2:30 and 4:00 minutes except the 11:00 minute last track. If you are into metalcore I would suggest you to check these guys out, it should be right up your alley. They have played at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival along with the Maryland Death Fest, so you may want to check them out live as well.


Reviewed By: Jeffrey D. Adkins