Friday 30 March 2012

Ice Dragon Are Back!!!

Tome of the Future Ancients Cover Art

Ice Dragon is a Doom/Stoner Metal band from Boston, USA

The members are:

Ron - Vocals, Synth, Theremin, Drums
Carter - Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals
Joe - Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Other Etc.

Ice Dragon play a hypnotic blend of Doom and Stoner Metal to great effect. Taking influence from 70s based Doom Metal bands but mixing a modern cool Psych Stoner Metal edge to their music as well.

Ice Dragon has been featured on this blog before. Here and Here. And I am a big fan of this supremely talented Doom Rockers. Well the guys are back with probably their most creative and most spellbinding work to date – “Tome Of The Future Ancients”.

This is the guys 3rd album and features some of their most complex work to date. It features 12 tracks and runs for a mighty impressive 76 mins.

The album is massive and I mean massive. It goes through many different styles of Doom and Stoner Metal. Imagine if Black Sabbath took one magic trip too many into space. Well this album would be the brilliant result.

Ice Dragon definitely worships at the church of Ozzy & Co. As you can hear shades of Sabbath vibes on most of the tracks but these guys add their own spin as well. Mainly epic psych based Doom Rock that will leave you breathless at times.

Especially on tracks like – “The Black Book Of Hours”, “The Bearded Mage” and “Night”.

I am not going to do a song by song analysis as this album is far too complex for that. You will have to draw your own conclusions.

Ice Dragon started off as a straight Stoner/Doom Metal band but with each release they have been progressing further more into the dark end of the spectrum. And I hope it’s a journey they carry on taking. As it really suits their style of music.

The album is brilliantly produced and demands multiple listens to get the full effect of it. It’s a wonderful dark and trippy journey you will want to take time and time again despite the epic running time.

I love epic albums. Longer the better for albums like this. This is Ice Dragon’s best work to date and it can be classed as their masterpiece. This will be the album that their future releases will be marked against.

So there you have it. Ice Dragon have released a far-out there and trippy psych Stoner/Doom Masterpiece.

What is even more you can download on BandCamp Pay Anything You Want Type Deal. I urge you do this now. You won’t be sorry. You can even download their earlier great releases as well on BandCamp Pay Anything You Want Type Deal.

Highly Recommended – What Do You Reckon.

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