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Review: Ice Howl - Crack the Earth
Ice Howl
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Crack the Earth

Label: Independent
Year released: 2016
Duration: 37:22
Tracks: 7
Genre: Heavy/Doom

Rating: 4/5

Review online: August 27, 2016
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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Crack the Earth

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Ice Howl are an indie, unsigned band from Indiana who play a rather traditional variety of Heavy Metal with a kick of Sabbathy Doom. The riffs are good, and the production job is really pro for an independent release. The clean vocals of guitarist Travis Roach are serviceable, but they are washed through a lot of effects, and lack the passion displayed by the rest of the music. Overall this album displays a really enjoyable barrage of riff-oriented songwriting and aggressive heaviness. In places, as on the standout title track, the band conjures up really addictive melodies and choruses, and shows that they could really go places. Ice Howl are a very tight, polished band, and I have been really enjoying this album.

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