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One Demon Of A Record
on 3 June 2001
Q: What happens when you cross the power and fury of Black Flag with the experimental mentalism of The Stooges?
A: You get The Icarus Line
Finally, a new band has come that is actually interesting, can write decent riffs and is *gulp* different. The songs that accompany this album cannot be described, only heard, as there is so much going on in them its hard to pin-point a moment where the record is actually stable. Hardcore vocals and car crash drumming mixed with punk (almost groove based) guitars and a unstoppable bass-line is the only way I can describe the sound, add all that to more time changes than you can shake a stick at and you've got one hell of an album on your hands. Oh yes, and do remember that "fast" and "slow" mean nothing to this band as, most of the time, they like to have the best of both worlds in one of their songs. In short, if you want your music to be boring and predictable, stick with your Papa Roach's, Deftones and SlipKnot's, however, if you want your music to be daring, experimental and just down-right amazing, then approach The Icarus Line, its gonna be a bumpy ride!
Album Highlights: "Love Is Happiness", "Enemies In High Places", "Feed A Cat To Your Cobra", "Oh Faithless" and "Keep Your Eyes Peeled"