Slip (album)

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Slip
Slip cover.jpg
Studio album by Quicksand
Released February 9, 1993
Recorded 1992 at Long View Farm in North Brookfield, Massachusetts, United States
Genre Post-hardcore, alternative metal[1]
Length 39:08
Label Polydor
Producer Steven Haigler, Don Fury
Quicksand chronology
Quicksand
(1990)Quicksand1990
Slip
(1993)
Manic Compression
(1995)Manic Compression1995

Slip is the debut studio album by American post-hardcore band Quicksand, released February 9, 1993 on the Polydor label. "Omission" and "Unfulfilled" first appeared on their 1990 self-titled EP. Slip was well received by music critics and is now seen to be a classic in the post-hardcore and alternative metal genres, influencing many acts including Torche and Deftones.[2]

The lead single off the album, "Fazer", became a college radio hit.[3] The album was reissued on vinyl in 2012, through Dine Alone Records and Shop Radio Cast. The reissue featured a cover of The Smiths song, "How Soon Is Now?".[4]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[5]
Entertainment Weekly B[6]

The album generally received positive reviews from music critics. AllMusic senior critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote: "Quicksand's music is about powerful anger, and the persistent, bludgeoning Slip delivers the goods."[5] Gina Arnold of Entertainment Weekly stated: "Quicksand is derivative, but at least its operative influences — Helmet and Fugazi — are highly agreeable ones."[6] BBC's Alex Deller described the record as a "40-minute master class in post-hardcore perfection."[2]

The album is included in Decibel magazine's Hall of Fame.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Fazer" 3:13
2. "Head to Wall" 3:03
3. "Dine Alone" 3:27
4. "Slip" 2:21
5. "Freezing Process" 3:19
6. "Lie and Wait" 2:32
7. "Unfulfilled" 3:23
8. "Can Opener" 3:39
9. "Omission" 2:33
10. "Baphomet" 4:42
11. "Too Official" 2:48
12. "Transparent" 4:04
Total length: 39:08
Bonus track
No. Title Length
13. "How Soon Is Now?" (The Smiths cover) 3:05

Album credits[edit]

Album credits as adapted from Artistdirect:[8]

  • George Marino - Remastering
  • Andrew Smith - Assistant engineer
  • Fran Flannery - Assistant engineer
  • Phil Yarnall - Design
  • John Mockus - Photography
  • Mike Thompson - Assistant engineer
  • Quicksand - Main performer
  • Alex Brown - Cover art concept
  • Edward Douglas - Assistant engineer
  • Don Fury - Producer, engineer
  • Steve Haigler - Producer, mixing, engineer
  • Jesse Henderson - Assistant engineer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gitter, Mike. "10 Bands That Should Have Been Huge". Noisecreep. Retrieved April 23, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Deller, Alex (2012). "Quicksand - Slip". BBC. Retrieved April 23, 2017. 
  3. ^ Pell, Nicholas (July 3, 2012). "Top Five Best Post-Hardcore Records". LA Weekly. Retrieved April 23, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Post-hardcore combo Quicksand to reissue debut album on vinyl". Fact. July 27, 2012. Retrieved April 23, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen. "Slip - Quicksand". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-05-14. 
  6. ^ a b Arnold, Gina (1993-03-19). "Slip Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-05-14. 
  7. ^ Bonazelli, Andrew. "Quicksand - Slip". Decibel. Retrieved April 23, 2017. 
  8. ^ Quicksand : Slip - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect