Gothenburg based Thrash Metal band ICE AGE came out with their latest album "BREAKING THE ICE" this past October 20th. It's a solid work that all Thrash Metal fans will surely love with its abundance of fast riffs, double kick, gritty vocals, and badass guitar solos. It's been quite a long time coming for this album, and they came out swinging with it.
The first track off of "BREAKING THE ICE" entitled "FLEET STREET" has an almost old school Metallica feel to it, with the gradual intro that slowly brings more and more into the song before blasting full boar. That's honestly the best part of the song (in my opinion), how they started with a clean, haunting guitar part, gradually added more to the riff, then came in with drum accents, and eventually the main riff. They throw a badass chorus in there as well that is an excellent mix of fast and catchy. To me, this is the most well written song on the album, with the great musicianship that is required in each of the several intriguing parts that Ice Age throws into this song. Definitely my favorite off the album.
Another solid track is the song "GENERAL ALERT", showing off vocalist Sabrina Kihlstrand's ability to pull off some great singing as well as her signature gritty voice. This is one of the more up beat, balls to the wall songs off of "BREAKING THE ICE". It's got a badass guitar solo, sick pounding double kick, as well as some killer melodic guitar during the chorus.
I'm going to be completely honest, I'm not really much of a Thrash Metal fan, there's maybe one or two that I actually listen to, but I could see the skill, effort, and thought that ICE AGE has put into this latest work of theirs, and that alone is enough to impress me. They are a Thrash Metal band, and they are very good at what they do, there is no disputing that. Go check these gals (and guy) out on Facebook, Youtube, etc., and go pick up a copy of "BREAKING THE ICE", it is certainly worth a listen.