13 (Solace album)

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13
Studio album by Solace
Released 2003
Genre Heavy rock
Heavy metal
Doom metal
Stoner metal
Label MeteorCity Records, Listenable Records
Producer Eric Rachel, Tommy Southard
Solace chronology
Further
(2000)
13
(2003)
Hammerhead
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Lollipop Magazine (very favorable) [2]

13 is the second album from New Jersey heavy metal band Solace.

Considered heavier, angrier and musically more aggressive than its predecessor Further,[3] 13 continued to raise Solace above their Stoner rock stereotype with its Heavy metal and Doom metal influences, this time with help from genre legend Scott Weinrich (also known as Wino, formerly of The Obsessed, Saint Vitus, Spirit Caravan). With comparisons made between 13 and albums from seminal heavy bands Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin,[4] Solace was dubbed "one of the freshest sounds the metal scene has ever cultivated".[5]

13 was released in 2003 on both CD and vinyl. The CD version contained 13 tracks, while the vinyl version featured 2 additional songs. Cover art was supplied by artist, fan and friend of Solace Paul Vismara.

Unlucky name[edit]

13's title was derived from the bad luck the band felt they endured during the production of this album.[6] Problems included:

  • The need for 4 different drummers to complete the album.
  • Internal strife due to supposed splits with vocalist Jason.
  • The destruction of the album's original master tapes prior to their completion.[2]

It took Solace three years to complete this follow up to Further (2000).

Track listing[edit]

CD release[edit]

  1. "Loving Sickness/Burning Fuel" – 6:44
  2. "Indolence" – 4:07
  3. "King Alcohol" – 5:41
  4. "Once Around the Sun (Deep Through Time)" – 7:12
  5. "Common Cause" – 4:16
  6. "In the Oven" – 3:18
  7. "Forever My Queen" (Pentagram cover) – 2:38
  8. "Theme..." – 1:31
  9. "Try" – 6:14
  10. "Sled Heavy" – 3:25
  11. "Rice Burner" – 7:23
  12. "With Time" (Agnostic Front cover) – 2:23
  13. "Untitled" – 9:42 (Track 13 is a hidden track not referred to on the album's liner notes. It is silent for 5:15, after which the music begins. While this track is commonly referred to by fans as "Untitled", it has been identified by Solace as actually being named "Shit Kisser".[7] This song originally appeared on the band's demo (1997).)

European Vinyl release (Beard of Stars Records/BOS2LP36)[edit]

(Has different running order of the tracks, "Untitled" is mentioned as "Shit Kisser" and spins without the silence in the beginning)

  1. A1 "Loving Sickness/Burning Fuel" – 6:44
  2. A2 "Indolence" – 4:07
  3. A3 "King Alcohol" – 5:41
  4. A4 "Forever My Queen" (Pentagram cover) – 2:38
  5. B1 "Once Around the Sun (Deep Through Time)" – 7:12
  6. B2 "Common Cause" – 4:16
  7. B3 "In the Oven" – 3:18
  8. B4 "With Time" (Agnostic Front cover) – 2:23
  9. C1 "Sled Heavy" – 3:25
  10. C2 "Theme..." – 1:31
  11. C3 "Try" – 6:14
  12. C4 "Rice Burner" – 7:23
  13. D1 "Burn" – 6:02
  14. D2 "Red 5/Failing Through" – 7:28
  15. D3 "Shit Kisser" – 4:53

Vinyl release[edit]

  1. "Loving Sickness/Burning Fuel" – 6:44
  2. "Indolence" – 4:07
  3. "King Alcohol" – 5:41
  4. "Once Around the Sun (Deep Through Time)" – 7:12
  5. "Common Cause" – 4:16
  6. "In the Oven" – 3:18
  7. "Forever My Queen" (Pentagram cover) – 2:38
  8. "Theme..." – 1:31
  9. "Try" – 6:14
  10. "Sled Heavy" – 3:25
  11. "Rice Burner" – 7:23
  12. "With Time" (Agnostic Front cover) – 2:23
  13. "Untitled" – 9:42 (see note on CD version)
  14. "Burn"
  15. "Red 5/Failing Through"

The lyrics to the original songs on this album have never been officially released. It is commonly believed that their intensely personal nature prevents vocalist Jason from allowing their publication.[8] The Song, "Once Around the Sun (Deep Through Time)" has an introduction that features dialogue from the 1962 movie "Creation of the Humanoids".

Line-up[edit]

  • Tommy Southard: Guitars, Production
  • Jason: Vocals, Lyrics
  • Rob Hultz: Bass
  • John Proveaux: Drums
  • Scott Weinrich: Lyrics, Vocals ("Common Cause"), Guitar ("Common Cause", "Indolence")
  • Rick Lewis: Keyboards ("Indolence")
  • Mad Lee: Harmonica ("Loving Sickness/Burning Fuel")
  • Keith Ackerman: Drums ("King Alcohol", "Sled Heavy")
  • Bill "Bixby" Belford: Drums ("Loving Sickness/Burning Fuel")
  • Matt Gunvordahl: Drums ("Try")
  • Eric Rachel: Recording, Production, Mixing
  • Charlie Schaefer: Recording

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Spano, Charles. 13 (Solace album) at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-09-09.
  2. ^ a b "Solace". Lollipop.com. Retrieved 2011-09-09. 
  3. ^ "Solace-13". meteorcity.com. Archived from the original on April 1, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Solace - 13". meteorcity.com. Archived from the original on April 1, 2007. 
  5. ^ "review: solace - 13". indieville. 2003-03-02. Retrieved 2011-09-09. 
  6. ^ Scott Alisoglu. "Interview with Tommy Southard of Solace". live4metal.com. Archived from the original on November 11, 2006. 
  7. ^ "DieDrunk.Com – The Official Home of Solace". diedrunk.com. Archived from the original on April 27, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Encyclopaedia Metallum – Reviews for Solace (US) – Further". Metal-archives.com. 2003-05-24. Retrieved 2011-09-09.