Written By: Natalie Perez
Saosin is a intended to be one of those post-hardcore bands, but easily falls into the alternative/rock n’ roll category. Saosin is a very diverse band, which shows on “In Search of Solid Ground.”
The band formed in 2003 in Newport Beach, California. Saosin consists of vocalist Cove Reber, guitarists Beau Burchell and Justin Shekoski, bassist Chris Sorenson, and drummer Alex Rodriguez.
Their self-titled effort exploded into the national scene when it was unleashed in 2006; three years later, the almighty Saosin is back with major label offering “In Search Of Solid Ground.” Three of the songs are re-recordings that were previously released on their EP “The Grey” (2008).
In 2008, word got out that a handful of unreleased tracks were floating around the net. Of the 13 songs on “In Search of Solid Ground,” the leaks from 2008 are best and catchiest of the album – “On My Own,” “Is This Real,” “Changing,” “The Worst of Me,” and “It’s All Over Now,” are the highlights of what Saosin has come to express in their unique brand of post hardcore.
Saosin’s music has indeed matured since their EP. “In Search of Solid Ground” showcases the band’s ability to rock the fuck out, while creating a lot of hooks and melody. From time to tome, the instrumental parts have that on/off effect that soften Saosin’s jagged edges.
In “Changing,” the music progresses fast and heavily – playing a non-stop pattern that tends to stick in your head, while “On My Own,” and “Is This Real?” tend to beat up on one another,all competing to be the most aggressive song on the album.
In short, Saosin’s “In Search of Solid Ground,” is focused and mature album that highlights Saosin’s capabilities as artists; definitely worth picking up a copy!