Icare – Khaos – CDD

Band: Icare

Label: Division Records

Format: CDD


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 had to 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.

1 Khaos 00 :35
2 Cauchemar 01 :08
3 Emmuré 01 :35
4 Naissance, Décadence 02 :28
5 Déliquescence, Déchéance 04 :37
6. Reviviscence, Sentence 05 :48
7. L’Eschatologie Cosmique Du Jardin D’Éden 08 :07
8. Nuit De Glace Au-Dessus Du Sépulcre Noir 14 :31
9. Le Dernier Souverain Du Royaume Déchu 20 :08

GENRE: Black Metal/Grindcare/Death Metal
BARCODE: 7640186552806