Every city has that one local band that should be signed to a label and off touring Europe because they are that phenomenal. For Cleveland, that band is a three-piece metal outfit named Dissolute. Previously, the band was restricted by the members additional projects, but with those endeavors out of the way, Dissolute can finally evolve into the musical juggernaut they're capable of becoming.
With their past recordings there has always been one major complaint, the quality has always been rather disappointing. But in a miraculous turn of events, the band has found a way to silence my biggest qualm by recording their latest industry demo at the illustrious Mars Recording Compound (Terror / Narcissus / Mushroomhead). The style of music these bands play is irrelevant; all you need to know is the quality is first-rate. "Above the Body" opens like something off a Deadguy record combining speeding double-bass with aggressive and intricate guitar work. However, in addition to use of Slayer riffing, guitarist Ryan also makes use of building sequences ala Isis as well as the occasional ambient moments. The drum work of Paul is very proficient throughout the course of the demo, but his skills are best showcased on the track "Therapeutic Dose," which you can download off the bands website. Vocalist and bassist Mike makes use of al harsh voice typical of metal/hardcore. But instead of clich' whining or excessive vulgarities, he sets himself apart with thought provoking lyrics in which he challenges the listener to evaluate what and why they do the things they do in their lives.
So what do you do with your life? I'm not sure what Dissolute's vocalist would want me to tell you, but I am going to suggest that you further investigate this three-piece outfit. Instead of writing it off as merely an industry demo, imagine it as an economically priced EP just waiting for your ears.
7.0 / 10
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