Slip (album)


Slip cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 9, 1993
Recorded1992 at Long View Farm in North Brookfield, Massachusetts
ProducerSteven Haigler, Don Fury
Quicksand chronology
Manic Compression
Singles from Slip
  1. "Dine Alone"
    Released: 1992
  2. "Fazer"
    Released: 1993
  3. "Omission"
    Released: 1993
  4. "Freezing Process"
    Released: 1993

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 considered 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.[4] 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?".[5]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
Entertainment WeeklyB[7]

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."[6] Gina Arnold of Entertainment Weekly stated: "Quicksand is derivative, but at least its operative influences — Helmet and Fugazi — are highly agreeable ones."[7] 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.[8]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Quicksand, except where noted.

2."Head to Wall"3:03
3."Dine Alone"3:27
5."Freezing Process"3:19
6."Lie and Wait"2:32
8."Can Opener"3:39
10."Baphomet" (Instrumental)4:42
11."Too Official"2:48
Total length:39:08
Bonus track
13."How Soon Is Now?" (The Smiths cover)Steven Morrissey, Johnny Marr3:05
Total length:42:13

Album credits

Album credits as adapted from Artistdirect:[9]

  • 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


  1. ^ Johnston, Emma (September 28, 2016). "The 10 essential post-hardcore albums". Metal Hammer. Retrieved November 25, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c Deller, Alex (2012). "Quicksand - Slip". BBC. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  3. ^ Gitter, Mike (March 27, 2013). "10 Bands That Should Have Been Huge". Noisecreep. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  4. ^ Pell, Nicholas (July 3, 2012). "Top Five Best Post-Hardcore Records". LA Weekly. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  5. ^ "Post-hardcore combo Quicksand to reissue debut album on vinyl". Fact. July 27, 2012. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  6. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Slip - Quicksand". AllMusic. Retrieved May 14, 2012.
  7. ^ a b Arnold, Gina (March 19, 1993). "Slip". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 14, 2012.
  8. ^ Bonazelli, Andrew (June 18, 2007). "Quicksand - Slip". Decibel. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  9. ^ "Slip by Quicksand". Artistdirect. Archived from the original on April 24, 2017. Retrieved November 25, 2020.