It’s been 26 years since Slip hit the scene in February 9, 1993, and rocked the punk genre.
It’s post-hardcore/alternative metal at its finest, and if you’re a fan of Helmet or Fugazi,
this one’s for you.
And what better way to celebrate its anniversary than to release it in its entirety,
complete with full D.I.Y. multi-tracks?
26 divided by 2 equals 13, so we’ve even included the bonus track!
Without further ado, let’s get right into it.
The band’s most popular single, Fazer became a college radio hit when it first released. It starts off with that iconic fill and leads you into this riff that makes you want to head-bang. We’ve even emulated the music video’s black-and-white effect in the venue! It’s a great start to this amazing album, and it lets you know what kind of music lies in wait for you.
A crowd-pleaser in any Quicksand concert, this song is full of lines that are great to sing along to. Sick guitar riffs and great drum work make this one of the highlights from the album. The long guitar outro has also been left intact, so have fun, guitarists!
One of the more well-known singles from the album, Dine Alone is great on every instrument, especially on drums. It’s a real trip from start to finish, especially on the bridge leading up to the loud guitar solo. Bassists should also have fun on this track, as the main riff is just great to play.
The title track of the album, this song is the shortest on the album, but also pretty devilish on drums. Constant 8th kicks + fast drum fills + time signature changes from 4/4 to 6/4 = pain; very similar to Chicago’s 25 or 6 to 4 in this regard. When it comes to the other instruments, don’t expect much of a challenge. They’re all fairly easy, but still fun to play through.
The lesser-known of the Slip singles, which is unfortunate considering it’s a pretty good song. One of the rare instances of bass chords playing a big role in the riff on this album, and a drum solo to boot. Vocals is really fun to sing on, and guitar still keeps those classic post-hardcore riffs.
Ooh, this song. Drums are just really fun on this, and bass too! Guitar can be frustrating on sightread, but once you get in the groove of things, this is one of the funnest songs from this album on guitar. Vocals are just awesome on this, especially on the recurring line “Feel a strong resistant”. This is just a great song overall!
Unfulfilled. The song that coined the term “excrementable”, it’s a real metal trip through and through. Filled with iconic lyrics, rocking riffs and amazing drum work, it also has one of the best choruses in the album, in my honest opinion. Walter’s vocals are definitely given love on this song, and the ending will leave you feeling… well, just look at the song title! If you’re a fan of punk or metal, you’ll definitely love this track.
One of Quicksand’s more obscure songs, it still gets played live every now and then. Can’t blame ‘em either, it’s a cool song all throughout, plus drums gets some love with a solo. Vocals, as always, are fun to sing to, and guitar has its spots here and there. Bass doesn’t get much love here though, but don’t worry; the next song more than makes up for it...
This is the most epic release I’ve ever done, over 7 minutes of pure punk. These were originally 2 separate songs, but I decided to make them into a single song as Omission transitioned perfectly into Baphomet, something I tried (and hopefully succeeded) to visualize in the venue. Omission, by all accounts, is a metal masterpiece, full of dramatic moments, the song’s first guitar solo and just great on all instruments, starting off with that rocking bass riff. The transition into Baphomet (an instrumental) feels like you’re descending into hell, something that they’ve encapsulated with the song title. Originally it had lyrics, but they were disturbing; I imagine that’s why they were left on the cutting room floor. Most of it is calm, save for a few dramatic vamps and the main riffs. The second guitar solo, however, is very discordant and off-kilter, so good luck on FC’ing that. Baphomet ends with a very loud outro riff as the drums go wild before capping it off with long, monotone sustains from the guitar, very similar to Head to Wall’s outro. This is, by far, one of my favorite songs from the album, and I hope you enjoy it as well!
Drums, once again, are the highlight in this song. All of the other instruments are decently fun on this, and they’re not too hard either, so it’s a great song for resting after that 7-minute epic. Too bad if you’re on drums, though!
The album’s closer, Transparent is one of the best songs on this album, in my opinion. It’s so good, in fact, that I think it should’ve been a single over Freezing Process! It transitions perfectly from punk to hard rock and even to metal, plus that solo is just great to play on guitar. Bass gets pretty groovy on the hard rock sections and even on the punk parts too, and drums are just fun, through and through. Vocals are surprisingly highlighted on this song as well, showcasing Walter’s great vocals especially on the bridge and throughout the track overall. This song caps off Slip amazingly, and it would have been the last track if it weren’t for...
Boy, this song is weird. Originally packed in Dine Alone’s single release, this song was added to Slip’s reissue; making it an unexpected tone shift from Transparent’s mood. It’s a cover of The Smiths’ famous song, and it’s even mixed weirdly too, as if it was encoded in a lower bit-rate. Even so, the song is still a Quicksand classic, and it’s fun on all instruments, of course!
Hopefully you guys enjoy this passion project of mine, I’ve been working on it for more than 2 years now. I couldn’t have done it without:
Froogle, for charting guitar and bass and for giving me the idea to work on this,
TheFrisk, for authoring assistance and venue charting,
GreenPanda12, for authoring assistance and for posting this thread for me (Panda Punk is real!! UGGGGGGGGGH!!),
Fat Halpert and ChainsawOctopus, for recording the footage, and editing the videos plus doing almost all of the graphic design, respectively,
Septekka, for evaluating venues,
DoNotPassGo, for checking all the drum parts before release,
Atupomaruru, for authoring assistance,
Wolfe, for contributing D.I.Y. stems for the last two tracks and authoring assistance, and
You, and everybody here in C3 for the great community I’ve had the humblest pleasure to post this content to.