Iconoclast - Iconoclast
- Artist: Iconoclast
- EP: Iconoclast
- Year of Release: 2008
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- Reviewed by: tosnob on 2009-05-07
Let's face it, much of the hard rock you hear on "alternative" rock station (I'm looking at you 102.1 The Edge) sucks monkey nuts. Well I think I've come across a solution to their problems: meet Ottawa's Iconoclast.
Their latest release is a self-title 5-song EP. There's no doubt that hard rock is firm foundation of the band's music. From the opening guitar riff of "Nothing But Hell" you can tell this EP is going to hit you in the chest with the force of a sledgehammer.
It's no surprise that elements of metal creep into Iconoclast's output. However, backing vocals that verge on gang style suggest that at least one member of the band has an affinity for glam metal, while a song like "Famous" boasts a punk-inspired energy.
Topping the hard rock assault are vocals that demand attention. Singer Marc Bourgon has a deep, powerful voice that is perfectly suited for the band's metallic bombardment.
Iconoclast dial back the headlong attack with the more restrained "Unremarkable". After a slow burning build the song explodes to a finish, but one can't help but feel it's a little anti-climactic after the pedal's been to the metal for so long.
The fact is, most of the songs on this EP blow away anything you're hearing on commercial alternative rock radio today.
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on 2009-05-20 hstisgod Said:
I dig em... Im adding them to my favs... lead singer has a Lajon thing going...Also, how weird you have a 102.1 the Edge in your city? lmao... same here