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by Icare

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Nekobibu A truly unique album.
The way the songs get longer and longer and progressively shift from short, in-your-face grindcore slabs to depressive and melancholic black metal pieces, with the culmination of the final 20-minute song, is something you probably haven't heard before, and you definitely should!
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Darknight If you want a vision into darkness then listen to Khaos and welcome this nightmarish audio extravaganza into your life. Wild grindtastic metal just to split the eardrums from your skull. Favorite track: Naissance, Décadence.
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Khaos 00:35
Cauchemar 01:08
Emmuré 01:35



La volonté initiale des membres d’ICARE était d’expérimenter avec le grindcore le plus sauvage et le plus dévastateur. Après avoir assisté à un concert de Euclidean (Division Records), la dimension plus black metal de cette formation suisse leur fait l’effet d’une véritable révélation : le grindcore technique et virulent qu’ils pratiquent se doit d’incorporer les sombres codes mélodiques et la déviance propre au metal noir.

C'est de cette façon que germe l’idée de réaliser un album qui réaliserait la mutation progressive d’un grindcore sauvage en un black metal aussi sombre qu’habité. « Khaos » se déploie ainsi comme un voyage initiatique sur les chemins des musiques les plus extrêmes et les plus exigeantes. Après une salve de titres courts et enragés, l’album évolue subtilement vers des formats beaucoup plus étendus, joue avec les ambiances et se transforme finalement en un vortex d’émotions où se mêlent franche terreur, beauté extatique et annihilation totale.

Inspiré de l’univers de Lovecraft, le récit de l'album mélange dystopie et science-fiction pour créer une mythologie fantasmée, à la fois stellaire et glauque.

Le travail sur le visuel vient ajouter au concept de l'album une dimension dure et réaliste, exposant par la même occasion des tabous sociétaux.

Recommandé si vous aimez : Full of Hell, Wake, Deathspell Omega, Blut aus Nord, Ulcerate…


The initial will of ICARE members was to experiment with the wildest and most devastating grindcore. After attending a show where fellow Swiss geniuses Euclidean (Division Records) were playing, they were struck by the black metal dimension of this formation. This was a real epiphany: their technical and virulent grindcore must incorporate the dark, melodic tones and the deviance specific to black metal.

This is how the idea of making an album that realizes the gradual transformation of a furious grindcore into a more mystical black metal that would prove to be as dark as it is inhabited. "Khaos" thus unfolds like an initiatory journey on the paths of the most extreme and demanding music. After a volley of short and rabid tracks, the album subtly evolves into much longer formats, plays with moods and finally turns into a vortex of emotions mingling frank terror, ecstatic beauty and utter devastation.

Inspired by Lovecraft’s universe, the album’s story mixes dystopia and science fiction to create a fantasized mythology that is both stellar and murky.

The work on the visual has just added a hard and realistic dimension to the concept of the album, exposing at the same time societal taboos.

Recommended if you like: Full of Hell, Wake, Deathspell Omega, Blut aus Nord, Ulcerate…


released October 30, 2020


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