Iceage – You’re Nothing

Iceage’s sophomore full-length brings the same downtrodden, depressive ferocity that the band’s last album did, but with a bit more length and diversity. While it’s not exactly progressive, it’s still a blast–just like the debut LP. WATCH THE REVIEW

Iceage’s sophomore full-length brings the same downtrodden, depressive ferocity that the band’s last album did, but with a bit more length and diversity. While it’s not exactly progressive, it’s still a blast–just like the debut LP.

WATCH THE REVIEW

  • Saturday Morning Cartoons

    Hey Anthony, great review as always, I think I may have liked this one even more than you. I was a huge fan of Iceage’s debut album New Brigade however I must say You’re Nothing is a pretty big step up. The band sounds a little tighter as a whole, the hooks are memorable and heavy hitting and it was nice to see them experiment a little bit with fuzzed out dance beats (Ecstasy) and some piano balladry (Morals). I also realy liked the whole feel of the album very downtrodden and apathetic, I think a large part of this albums feel and vibe comes from Elias’ heavily danish accented vocals and dreary delivery. I was also impressed by the lyrical approach as well, the band was awful minimal in the lyrics department on New Brigade but on this album there is some serious punk rock poetry going on here particularly on tracks like Coalition, Morals, Wounded Hearts and Awake. At 28 minutes the album is a burst of fresh air and energy, I find myself listening to it compulsively and none of the tracks ever realy lose their intensity. For me the only problem was making the third track which is supposed to be the track that ropes in your listener a very minimal and unappealing interlude, it really sucks the life out of the room especially because it comes after two of the bands most polished and catchy tracks. One poorly placed and executed interlude doesn’t really damage this album in my eyes its still very refreshing energetic punk rock music with tighter focus on composition, lyrical insight and an attitude not seen in punk since The Sex Pistols. I am feeling a light 9 on this my friend.

  • B#

    Anthony, please review Czarface and/or The Grimy Awards. Either way <333

  • Khalil

    Anyone who is into experimental beat music should check out a new project called KHALIL, from Thumbs Up Records. Their new EP, “Tell Us What Happened,” has recieved almost universal acclaim from the local and online community. Check it out on bandcamp:

    khalilduo.bandcamp.com

  • just sayin

    ‘eard they’re nazi’s

  • admin

    they’re not.

  • Voddka Son

    If your into punk cinema check out the film Black Biscuit, all the parents hate it.

  • Allen

    How refreshing this album is… It has grown on me. I’m glad Punk is still alive in Denmark!