October 6th, 47 replies Release Date: A celebration of passion and history.
October 5th, replies Release Date: Ice Nine Kills finally embrace their love for horror when creating their most compelling release. It was hectic in the right ways with incredible lyrics and displays of musicianship. However, I try to listen to music very fairly and unbiased and will continue to do so for this review.
This is the second concept album Ice Nine Kills have released. Following Every Trick in the Book, where every track was crafted around a notable piece of literature, Ice Nine Kills finally took the plunge into making what they truly seem to be passionate about.
The Silver Scream is a thirteen track epic where every track focuses on embodying the feel and emotion of the respective horror films they are written about.
As stated, the band always enjoyed using their dark humor and chaotic writing styles so this album was a perfect canvas for them to illustrate their minds. The Silver Scream is an album that definitely requires several listens to understand what is going on.
The record is filled with beauty, chaos, catchy moments, tongue-in-cheek composition and emotion. Every chorus on this record is infectiously catchy with song structures that feel to have a smoother flow than that of their previous records.
JD mentioned how he is a fan of Fleshgod Apocalypse and the influence definitely translates into his writing. The orchestral arrangements are very present and incredibly massive. Not to mention the very impressive drum parts of the album. The guitar and bass tones were immaculate and blended perfectly well within the mix.
Strings, brass, and woodwinds sounds very clean and destructive.
There is a remixed version of Enjoy Your Slay which was better and worse than the original in many ways. Samples here were used sparingly and tastefully. They really enhanced the feel along with recreating famous movie themes and moments.
This brings me to my next point; there are a lot of guest appearances. None feel forced like I feared. Each felt like they had their place from duets to creating an immense atmosphere.
Otherwise, the album is well paced but at first I wanted to jump from the more rock oriented songs directly to the super aggressive tracks. This is a very unique record and definitely deserves the recognition if not for musicality, for composition and production. It is very clear that this album had a lot of blood, sweat, and tears put into it. The album is very self-aware and the band had a lot of fun to it. This fun translated directly to the listener.
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