Published Aug 21, 2010"We don't want to change the sound of Ion Dissonance again," says Antoine Lussier, guitarist and founding member of the Montreal, QC death metal/mathcore band. Following their third album, Minus The Herd, Ion Dissonance were criticized for their shift in sound. "I think when we decided to do a slower album with more riffs and more rhythms, people were saying we got soft because it was different."
Three years later, the band are back to their original sound with their latest full-length, Cursed. "We really followed our emotions," Lussier says regarding Cursed. "It's angry, it's faster, there are left turns and unexpected stuff, and it's more complicated than Minus The Herd. We didn't think of Minus the Herd as a new direction for the band. We just wanted to write different types of songs and people thought we were going to stick to that style, but that wasn't the plan."
Lussier explains that the band's intentions for Cursed were to pick up where they left off on their 2005 career-defining album, Solace. "After [Minus the Herd] we wanted to stick to the sound that we started with and we want to finish with it," he says. "I think we really got a good picture of what our sound is supposed to be. I'm not saying it's the best sound ever, it's just the best picture of Ion Dissonance we've taken so far."