April 12, 2024

Ikon – Destroying The Vampire (Album – Dark Vinyl)

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Genre/Influences: Dark-Wave, Post-Punk.

Format: Digital, 2CD, Vinyl.

Background/Info: Australian Dark-Wave/Post-Punk formation is a praised and renowned formation in the genre which has released an impressive discography. This double disc brings us back to the years 2002 till 2005 featuring thirty five tracks. The band’s line-up was featuring Chris McCarter (vocals, guitars, keyboards),
Dino Molinaro (bass) and Clifford Ennis (guitar and vocals).

Content: The work features some of Ikon’s finest singles like “Psychic Vampire”, “I Never Wanted You”, “Rome” ao. Some of these famous songs but also other ones have been featured in different versions. It’s an opportunity to re-discover the powerful, Dark-Wave sound of Ikon which will appeal to fans of Echo & The Bunnymen, Joy Division ao. The songs are driven by impressive guitar playing and charismatic vocals.

+ + + : If you aren’t familiar with Ikon this album would be a perfect introduction. This band has released an impressive number of albums, EP’s and singles with numerous great songs. I especially like the 80s powerful guitar playing which is bringing good-old souvenirs to life. “Psychic Vampire” remains an outstanding and powerful song driven by dynamic drums and the charisma of Chris McCarter who’s the right singer for this kind of music.I also want to say a word about the great artwork of this CD-edition.

– – – : It wasn’t necessary for me to get all kinds of different edits of the same songs.

Conclusion: I can only but highly recommend this ‘earlier’ Ikon work which has been remastered.

Best songs: “Psychic Vampire – EP Version”, “Psychic Vampire – Backdrop Mix”,   “Psychic Vampire”, “I Never Wanted You – Version II”, “Death By Dawn”, “Rome”.

Rate: 8½.

Artist: www.ikondomain.com.au / www.facebook.com/IKONbandAU

Label: www.darkvinyl.de / www.facebook.com/darkvinylrecords

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