The Independent Voice reviews ‘Pillars Of Creation’ (4/5)

“Stubbornly refusing to growl, trigger a breakdown or write any songs shorter than four minutes, the spirit of traditional heavy metal is alive in Portsmouth five-piece Dendera. Their first album ‘The Killing Floor’ was eight bruising tracks of driving rhythms, squealing solos and this follow up doesn’t deviate from the formula … Continue reading

Brutiful Metal Radio reviews ‘The Blacklist’ (9.5/10)

“I have always been a fan of this band but with ‘The Blacklist’, I.C.O.N’s second album, it sees them upping the ante in spades, easily producing their best material to date and delivering an album that, without a shadow of a doubt, will be included in my end of year … Continue reading

Metal Talk reviews Soldierfield’s ‘Catharsis’ (4/5)

“There are more straight forward, almost classic rock, songs here too, most notably in the shape of ‘Beautiful Lie’, which is a solid piece of music from the guitar riff to the pummelling drums, above all, though, it’s a real master class in song writing.” “Title track ‘Catharsis’ is another … Continue reading

Review of I.C.O.N’s show with Breed 77 (Get Your Rock Out)

“The new material was menacing, full of anger and dripping with dark venom; Mark Sager was on top form, spitting out aggressive growls, moving around the stage like a pro. The combination of both lead and bass from Scott Knowles and Reece Bevan just bled thunderous riffs and vibes with … Continue reading

Metal Talk reviews ‘The Blacklist’ (4/5)

“I.C.O.N are a quartet who rely on their mutual love of heavy music and draw on these influences to produce their own heavyweight tracks that rely simply on the musicians skills to play their instruments as hard and heavily as they can.” “With ‘Devils Blacklist’, “slow” and “heavy” are watch … Continue reading

Metal To Infinity, Belgium reviews ‘The Blacklist’ (86/100)

“Their mind is black, pitch black, and their vision is even beyond. This is dark material, this is the worst a man can encounter and they are ready to welcome you and guide you through your own nightmare.” “This is pure Heavy Metal with outstanding guitar riffs, and this must-have … Continue reading