Certain Hardcore Elements: Ion Dissonance Do It Their Way
Interview by Shawn Jam Hill
The metal world can be an overcrowded miasma of no-hit wonder grinders shamelessly thrashing out the same breakdowns and attitude to an audience of audio sheep content with recycled riffology.
Thank Lucifer for Montreal’s Ion Dissonance, an incendiary band for whom jaw-dropping technicality and inhuman brutality coalesce into sheer auditory chaos leaving the listener no choice but to be floored. Their latest slab, Cursed (Century Media), is a whirling dervish of neck-snapping metal as on the blistering “After Everything That’s Happened, What Did You Expect?” (a succinctly pissed-off break-up song if there ever was one) and funerary dirge on the cheekily titled “We Like To Call This One…Fuck Off!” ,a snarling pounder that showcases vocal tiger Kevin McCaughey’s well-honed war cry. Throw in the technical pummeling drummer Jean-Francois Richard metes out to his kit and the twin guitar assault of Antoine Lussier and Sebastien Chaput’s swirling, scratchy style and you’ve got a band that truly stands apart from the horde.
Metal-Rules.com recently caught up with the affable vokiller shortly before the band departed for Europe for a string of shows via phoner to talk about the making of Cursed, plans for the future and why writing mind-numbingly acerbic and angry lyrics at work can really get the job done.