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Icon In Me - Human Museum (CD)

Icon In Me
Human Museum
by Eirini Papadopoulou at 18 May 2009, 7:06 PM

ICON IN ME is a Russian/European project which was created on August of 2007 by guitarist D.Frans (HOSTILE BREED), and before November passed  the band released  its debut full album in the Dutch studio Hansen Records with Jacob Jansen responsible for the production (DESTRUCTION, MERCENARY, RAUNCHY etc.)  In this album ICON IN ME has invited some guest musicians including Steve Smyth (ex-NEVERMORE, TESTAMENT), Flemming C.Lund (THE ARCANE ORDER, INVOCATOR), and Andy Solvestrom (WITHIN Y, EVILDOER, CIPHER SYSTEM).
Human Museum starts with the introductory piece Dislocated which starts with phaser and effects' sounds until it bursts to a scream, ferocious drumming and sharp guitar riffs. The second song, That Day, That Sorrow starts with some thrashy drumming and it develops dynamically. It unfolds ferocity but there are also melodic moments with clean vocals. This song is definitely the hit of the band. The riffs of the bridge remind a bit of IN FLAMES in the times of Reroute To Remain.
End Of File is another song which keeps the Thrash/Speed character of the album with clever and memorable riffs. Empty Hands is a song which starts a bit more slowly and again turns to that well-known recipe of ICON IN ME, by bursting to ferocity. Another song I highlighted from this album is Moments. Catchy rhythms, great vocals, memorable riffs  and a clean vocals refrain which turns to epic in terms of the timbre is what makes this song so special.    
The next songs, Blood Ritual and To the End, keep an aggressive, Thrash character as well, and by using some syncopation to the breaks of the latter piece, the band succeeds in making the song memorable and interesting. In Memorium starts with the melancholic sound of a guitar playing broken chords followed by another guitar playing ballad-like with the sharp riffs of another guitar emerging to a crescendo and the voice of JJ screaming to a background of aggressive drumming.
The next and last songs, Turn the Dead On and Avoiding the Pain, continue in the Thrash atmosphere this album has, again using cleverly syncopation and moments of lower pace. At this point I must underline that there is much talent put on this project, from the expressiveness of vocals to the skillful drums and well played guitars. Human Museum is not something you will hear for the first time but it is really interesting nevertheless.

3 Star Rating

That Day, That Sorrow
End Of File
Empty Hands
Blood Ritual
To the End
In Memorium
The Worthless King
Turn The Dead On
Avoiding The Pain
Tony JJ - Vocals
D.Frans - Guitars
Artyom - Guitars
Konstantin - Bass
Morten - Drums
Record Label: Massacre Records


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