When Icarus Falls - Over The Frozen Seas [EP]

8.3 | 3 votes |
Release date: 4 September 2009
Style: Post-metal


5 have it

01. Black Tree
02. Over The Frozen Seas
03. They Created Lies Which Everyone Uses

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Recorded: Studio Mécanique, Switzerland 2009
Label: Get A Life! Records
Total Running Time: 31:10

Stop what you're doing. Go listen to When Icarus Falls this instant, then come back reading this. And that's a direct order.

Seriously, if you're a bit open-minded to minimal post-metal and all, this might be something you don't want to miss out on. Over The Frozen Seas is immensely dark yet bleak and as said, somewhat minimalistic. But at the same time also hauntingly beautiful. Somehow even ethereal. But unfortunately also fatally flawed. Despite a handful of heavy arrangements and some splurges of the deepest vocals I know at least fourteen extreme metal singers would be jealous of, this music has not very much to do with metal actually. This could be a cause of general consternation. Or we could just rely on that so-called open-mindedness for the metal border genres and move on. I opt for the second route.

published 19.02.2010 | Comments (2)

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