Ice Nine Kills â€“ The Burning / 2007 Red Blue / 7 Tracks / http://www.iceninekills.com /
â€œThe Greatest Story Ever Toldâ€ is a track that links together the work of bands like Brand New and Taking Back Sunday with the screamed out hardcore of Coalesce and Maroon. The bouncing back and forth between screaming and intensely catchy vocal lines, especially during â€œThe Greatest Story Ever Toldâ€ is fun as all get out. It takes Ice Nine Kills only a minute for them to capture the heart of anyone listening in. It is not only that the band plays these two styles during this track but that they are able to create such an intricate and dense track, without losing anyone in regards to a listener base. The band moves away slightly from the radio friendly sound that started out â€œThe Burningâ€ with their â€œIn The Throws of a Moral Quandaryâ€, but do not give up anything in the way of intricate musical arrangements.
Where their second effort on â€œThe Burningâ€ is a little more scattered than the opening salvo, the band is able to make a mini symphony out of a wide array of influences and different genres. No band, even acts like From First To Last, are able to continually craft such a filling and intense set of songs. The band may only have seven songs on â€œThe Burningâ€, but the resulting half hour of music will stick around listenersâ€™ minds for months, if not years, to come. The band comes back to create a single-worthy track in â€œDead Is The New Blackâ€, even as they include an influence that only be called â€œmedievalâ€. Simply put, Ice Nine Kills is on the fast track to being the next scene / emo band, and in a time where few new acts are able to break it big, I foresee the act doing just that and charting with their next full length.
Top Track: Dead Is The New Black