Thursday, August 27, 2015


Band: On Solid Ground
Album: On Solid Ground
Genre: Deathcore
Year Released: 2007
Rating: 8/10
     This is one of many bands that could be considered "One EP Wonder" bands. On Solid Ground formed in 2005, and broke up in 2008. There was apparently a reunion show a year or two later, but I don't know where or when it was. A great deal can't really be said about the band's history, since they only had a myspace, and there really isn't a lot there. But we're not here to talk about the band's history. We're here to talk about this album.
     On Solid Ground is a very well-crafted deathcore EP. It hails 7 in-your-face tracks, full of harsh lyrics with a strong biblical base. The drums and guitars are what you'd expect in any deathcore album. Plenty of riffs, some chugging, and enough blast beats to keep you entertained. The instrumental work does start to get a little repetitive, but not so repetitive that you'll get annoyed.
    The vocals are what stand out on this release. Their vocalist had little relent, and it's very evident in every track. You'll find plenty of pig squeals and harsh yells (with occasional understandable yells). I'll admit, I'm not sure how much voice their vocalist had left by the end of each show.
     This is one album I highly recommend for someone who's frustrated with modern deathcore, and whants a little more death than core in their metal. You'll have to find this album on a file-sharing site though. No physical copies are available (to my knowledge), and you certainly can't find their material on iTunes or amazon.