DUTCH DEATH METAL
7/10 – LUKE HAYHURST
Cyclone Empire have taken the decision to release the debut album of Dutch death metal clan Icons of Brutality, an impressive achievement for the band before they have even got started! Entitled “Between Glory & Despair” the bands sound and lyrical themes are both hell bent on living up to the name of Icons of Brutality! Live up to it they do as well. Mot a record of great variation but boy it doesn’t need to be. Icons of Brutality right from the off to the very last chord rip through this album as if the end of the word was imminent. Except for the occasional slower segment where the band rest for just a split second, this is a no thrills all action modern sounding feast of death metal oblivion without remorse or mercy for anyone! Superb production and a fine standard of musicianship is all on display as the band cruise through “Between Glory & Despair” and by the end I can guarantee you’ll be reaching for the repeat button!