Icon of Evil - Icon of Evil
Selfmadegod Records
Death Metal
2 songs (9'22")
Release year: 2020
Reviewed by Alex

Icon of Evil is a band from Poland, and being on Selfmadegod Records is a logical step. At the same time I am used to hearing more punk and hardcore, as well as grindy death metal on the label, yet Icon of Evil is different. If anything, not predetermined to knowing the Polish roots of the band, I could have guessed that Netherlands is what Icon of Evil calls home. Professing the sound of Bolt Thrower or Sinister, Icon of Evil is massive, solid, burly death metal.

The locomotive takes a little time to gather steam before leaving the station on ,i>Ojcze wasz (Your Father in Heaven). Yet there is no stopping it after it does. The high-low dual vocals are a little depressed in the mix, albeit still audible, but active cymbals, devastating drum rolls and throbbing pulsating guitars grab center stage. Urojony bóg (The God Delusion) may be a little slower, but alarmist tone of the guitars is more pronounced. Booming riffs and melodic blurbs over the top is a familiar, yet simple and almost always winning approach. Icon of Evil doesn’t discover any new horizons in death metal, but they fit the mold solidly, and listening to the eponymous EP instills confidence that the future is promising for the band.

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