I first got into Despised Icon when I heard "Silver Plated Advocate" on a bonus compilation cd. Then I quickly went out and bought their 2005 effort "The Healing Process" and it just blew me away. Afterwards I picked up their very first album "Consumed by Your Poison" which was originally released on Galy Records in 2003 I believe, and it would be re-released by Century Media (awesome record label BTW) last year in 2006.
This album is just let me tell you absolutely insane. Everything about CBYP will definately please even the toughest ears on a human being, even though I like THP better, but this album is still a treat. The two vocalists at that time Marie-Helene Landry and Steve Marois both use such different styles including cookie monster death growls, deep inhaling whistling like sounds, hardcore shouts, etc. They both grab the listener right by the throat and tear it in half. The drumming by Alexandre Erian (who played drums at the time, and would later replace Landry on vocals) is just flat out vicious and awesome. The guitar riffs are just massive and very technical too, and there's also some heavy bass work too.
Every song on here is worth listening to including "Compelled to Copulate", "Poissonnariat", "Grade A-One", "Absolu", "Fasionable", and "Interfere in Your Days". We also have a couple of 2006 re-recorded versions of "Poissonnariat" and "Compelled to Copulate" featuring the band's two current vocalists Steve Marois and Alexandre Erian as well.
Overall, this will definately please any fan of death metal, hardcore, grindcore, or just extreme heavy music in general. If you're a fan of Despised Icon, then by all means go for this album. Also be sure to check out their brand new album "The Ills of Modern Man as well.