Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Icεd Eαяτн - Dysτopiα (2011)
Much to many a metalhead's delight, one of the 90's best thrash acts returned like a bloody hellstorm last year with death and vengeance upon their teeth in the form of Dysτopiα, and in this mere blogger's opinion it was one of those triumphant comebacks which could have easily made my Top 11, but didn't due to how things ended up being ordered.
Along with boasting some of the nicest balance production-wise I've heard from any metal act this side of Grand Magus, this is also Icεd Eαяτн's most melodic record I think anyone will have the pleasure of hearing since their explosive career beginnings: in particular, the galloping 'Iron Will' and soon-to-be metal classic title track hit you like a bullet train from the first spin onward, and even the more paced-out tickers ('Dark City', 'Anguish Of Youth') are pure dynamic pleasures in and of themselves. And if that's not the mark of a fine modern metal record, I don't know what is.