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Ion Dissonance was founded in early 2002 by 5 friends who had the intention of creating an extreme metal sound, more defined and complex than anything else done before. Once a complete line-up was made official, the band released a short demo named ".357". Put together in early 2002 for promotional purposes,".357" saw the band receiving mass positive reviews and reactions ... Read more in Amazon's Ion Dissonance Store

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  • Audio CD (6 Sept. 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Abacus
  • ASIN: B000AA4LAU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 396,127 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jacq on 20 Oct. 2005
Format: Audio CD
finding it harder to differentiate between math metal bands these days????need some kind of yardstick????here it is my friend....those familiar with this band won't be shocked by the levels of technicality and brutality....but on subsequent listens the truely amazing structures and arrangements (dare i say song-writing maturity), are what pulls ID clear of the field....inhuman. concise. absorbing.
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Production is in the ears of the listener 9 Sept. 2005
By John H. Pitts III - Published on
Format: Audio CD
1. Metalheads will not like this album due to the production.

2. The production mix on this album is similar to many marquee grindcore albums (Think: Pig Destroyer, Nasum, Keelhaul). On most technical metal albums, each instrument is perfectly equalized and delineated so that there is very little mid range but overall an extremely dynamic sound.

Solace (like many grindcore albums) compresses its instruments "almost" completely to the mid range. Now, I'm a drummer, so I like to hear every single cymbal (ID utilizes a lot of them), tom, kick bass and snare that is being hit and rolled, but at the same time, I am quite fond of the "flatter" almost analog sound, as it gives the band a more unified feel.

More importantly, it sounds more organic, which works to the favor of bands like Ion Dissonance almost solely because extremely technical music of this sort would sound like it was being performed by a computer if produced like a typical metal record. (Think: Cephalic Carnage's last few LP's.) Because of the denser, almost "distant" sound, it sounds like actual human beings are playing this material, making each song sound even more impressive.

3. This album is dirty, bloody and raw. Most technical bands out there are extremely talented, but they lack the agression, the rawness that Ion Dissonance present. The way this album sounds is no accident. Solace sounds like a *very* high quality recording of one of their best live performances, not an overproduced studio album. Listening to it is like being cut by a rusty, dull knife over and over again and enjoying the visceral rush of it.

4. The guitar and bass work is *much* more dynamic on Solace than Breathing . . . Much more in the way of high fret board climbs, alternating chug/squeels, and some of the most shiver inducing bass chord slides you'll ever hear. Like another reviewer said, track 7, "You're not carving" is *vicious* in it's created groove that you'll be yelling out expletives because words WILL FAIL YOU.

5. This album is perfect in it's length. Everything fits together perfectly, even the 11 minute final track which, ironically enough, displays my favorite drumming on the album. (Well, that and She's Strychnine). It's short and sweet, but you'll revel in being able to go back to individual songs and pick out new things every time you listen to them.

6. Unfortunately, the individual songs on this album are definitely not as memorable as several are on Breathing is Irrelevant. There are no "crowd pleasers" here like The Bud Dwyer Effect or The Dead of One Man . . . Fortunately, this album, while produced like a grindcore record, is also composed like one, in that all of the songs perfectly blend into each other to create an overall effect.

7. THIS IS ONLY THIS BAND'S 2ND ALBUM! Why these guys have not recieved the monumentous attention that they deserve is beyond me. Perhaps it's because they're too musically obtuse for the hardcore kids, yet too musically dense for the metalheads. Or maybe it's just because they are Canadian. At any rate, these guys are one of the top bands in existence.

If you appreciate some of the most uniquely composed, technically aggressive music in existence then purchase (not download) this album. This band needs all of the support that it can get.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Ion Dissonance!! 3 Nov. 2005
By Mono-Grind - Published on
Format: Audio CD
You need this album if you are a fan of Dillinger Escape Plan, Converge, The Red Chord, Dysrhythmia or even Behold..The Arctopus. Ion Dissonance are awesome.

This, i would call, extreme screamo/technical metal. I don't know if other fans would agree with me, but this band really is quite brutal in the true sense of the word. Trying to keep up with them is useless. They're very talented at what they do, and this album is brilliant from start to finish. I actually don't find anything wrong with the production, but each to their own. I think this album's production is very well done, personally.

Most songs clock in at around 3:30-4 minutes long, but in saying that, it's a neckbreaking 3 to 4 minutes to say the least. If anyone thought Dillinger Escape Plan was the be all and end all of Technical "Math-Metal" as some like to call it, then i suggest they try this band out. Not taking anything away from Dillinger Escape Plan of course, but just think of a heavier more off-the-wall version of them, and Ion Dissonance is it basically.

This band deserve to be more widely known. This album is totally 5/5.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Immense 14 Jun. 2007
By rymon - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Ion Dissonance - Solace

Bleak, crushing atmosphere created by some truly terrifying and masterful lyrics courtesy of vocalist Gab, who sounds truly posessed when roaring them across the length of the "songs" at hand here. The musicianship is absolutely top-notch, the drums particularly phenomenal whilst the guitar sound is absolutely brutal, matched by the bass, with occasional massive bass booms to emphasise the breakdowns. The breakdowns on this record are likely the heaviest youll ever hear, none of the typical metalcore rythyms. Play Dead and Ill Play Along, OASD, Cleansed By Silence, LEcturing Raskolnikov and Shes Strychnine have some of the best, with vicious lyrics to go along with them. They counter the sheer insanely chaotic and technical passages that make up the majority of the songs. Phenomenal.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
It must be a different album I'm listening to... 7 Sept. 2005
By The Jesus Man - Published on
Format: Audio CD
What's with the bashing on the production? I think the production of this record is massive, huge, soul-crushing...and I'm even very [...] about good production. I can turn this album up and it still sounds clear and brutal. (how it should sound) Get a better sound system boys!

Anyways, this album stands equal or maybe even taller than BII. That's just someone's opinion. There's no denying that track 7 and that infectious curb-stomping whammy bar riff is crazy. If you like Meshuggah sounding guitars mixed with the sound of Gorguts and DEP with horrific screams and intelligent lyrics, stop reading this, click "add to cart" and get happy!
Absolutely Devastating 17 Dec. 2007
By Robert D. Worthen - Published on
Format: Audio CD
'Solace' is perhaps the most brutal tech/chaos/math/metal (too many damn genres), etc. album to ever be released. It is an absolute must-own if you're a fan of the genre. I love the 'wall of sound' approach Ion opts for here. While this may turn off some,(this may be why some have taken issue with the production) I believe it complements the absolutely ferocious nature of the music. As another reviewer stated, the breakdowns are very atypical and provide an anchor in the whirlwind; sometimes the only way to know what song you're listening to is by the breakdown! While they would change their sound with their next album, this is the pinnacle of ultra brutal tech. Buy it and find out for yourself.
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