Icare are a band from Switzerland that plays a mixture of black, death metal and grindcore and this is a review of their 2020 album "Kaos" which will be released on October 30th by Division Records.
A very heavy and brutal sound starts off the album along with a great amount of death metal growls while the faster sections of the songs also add in a great amount of grindcore elements and blast beats. High pitched black metal screams can also be heard quite a bit throughout the recording and most of the earlier tracks are very short in length.
The songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while tremolo picking can also be heard in some of the faster riffing. All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them along with some of the riffing also adding in a small amount of melody.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style along with one track also introducing clean playing onto the recording as well as the tracks also starting to get more long and epic in length and the vocals also start getting more hardcore influenced as the album progresses, a couple of songs also adds synths into the music and some of the solos and leads also add in a touch of post metal. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in French and cover Dystopian, Science Fiction and Lovecraft Horror themes.
In my opinion Icare a very great sounding mixture of black, death metal and grindcore and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Cauchemar" "Deliquescence, Decheance" and "Le Dernier Du Royaume Dechu". 8 out of 10.