Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Crashin' Down the Halls & Bouncin' Off the Walls

Words are so two-dimensional, that to describe the majesty of Icon Gallery's debut LP would surely be an exercise in falling flat. Each of these nine tracks seems to have its own life, its own deep subtext, and so much energy the air itself seems electrified when needle hits groove. Driving each are the red-hot, punk rock pistons of the rhythm section, but the guitar leads take cues from Iron Maiden and Sonic Youth, and all this is spearheaded by a woman with the voice of the Avenging Angel. Icon Gallery is everything you've ever loved about rock, minus all the cheeze you've been forced to tolerate. Even the most calloused crusty has an inner place for music like this, so put aside your pretenses, and take the plunge...

Icon Gallery LP

gallery.icon[at]gmail.com

dearskull[at]gmail.com

Kevin and band were kind enough to allow us to download the album, but I strongly recommend contacting them or Dear Skull Records at the above addresses and buying a copy. The LP looks and sounds too amazing to pass up. In fact, I may remove the link after a while to encourage such a transaction. Their equally amazing demo and 7" are available through the above addresses as well.

5 comments:

Steffen/Denmark said...

I just received my record in the mail today and totally agree, everyone should buy this :)

Baron Gaius Silenus Von Noisehiem said...

looking forward to this one. will be nice to have Pain on vinyl

Batguano said...

Thanks, guys, for supporting this most worthy band!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the kind words!
- Kevin / Icon Gallery

Batguano said...

Anytime, Kevin. Thanks again for hooking it up!