Ice Nine Kills
Safe Is Just a Shadow (Rerecorded)


4.0
excellent

Review

by pizzamachine USER (632 Reviews)
October 7th, 2023 | 10 replies


Release Date: 2017 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Now I’ve scene it all!

This remastered version of their 2010 album is the perfect introduction to the old Ice Nine Kills. It shows the band before their horror shtick, following in the footsteps of metalcore acts at the time. All the cliches are here: high vocals in the choruses, and plenty of breakdowns. The sound is very scene, and slaps hard. It’s a more average sound from them, though their ear for hooks keeps the sound moving.

Ice Nine Kills is a very overly dramatized band these days, but this album gets straight with it. The vocals cut out any excess, and give us clean melodies without a musical show involved. The melodic standpoint is strong, and brings to mind I Am Abomination’s high vocals and riff craziness. A collision between heavier, and more mainstream music is set in stone here. Many moments seem pulled from Silverstein and similar bands. Yet, those heavy riffs keep coming in when a meaty thunk is needed.

Aside from a few exceptions, the album is quite poppy. So This Is My Future is more along the lines of the heavier moments from Attack Attack!, and brings great variety. However, more often than not, riffs serve as melodic wallpaper to allow singing to take centre stage (ex: Acceptance in the Waves). The riffs are good, though not highlighted as bright as strong choruses. Riffs dance around with static energy, like the always charging double bass.

The point? The album never loses its energy or flavour. Each track serves a unique riff doodle to enchant. If you don’t check this album and you’re a fan of the band you’re missing out.



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sspedding
October 7th 2023


5701 Comments


This band are so bad

GmemberKills
October 7th 2023


4492 Comments


I used to love the Greatest Story Ever Told. Never really cared for this band much besides that. their pop infused core always felt a bit too cliche to me.

pizzamachine
October 7th 2023


27395 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah, I get that fo sho

SteakByrnes
October 8th 2023


30135 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Their best stuff without a doubt, these guys ruled before the horror schtick grabbed them by the throat

MoM
October 8th 2023


5994 Comments


“I used to love the Greatest Story Ever Told. Never really cared for this band much besides that. their pop infused core always felt a bit too cliche to me.”

Smae. The Burning was alright, but that was my highlight. I’ve hated how the singer’s style has evolved over the years, so even with the horror schtick, i can’t get into them

bellovddd
October 8th 2023


6594 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

peak ice nine kills. great release.

Manatea
Staff Reviewer
October 8th 2023


1973 Comments


Oh man this brings me back

cycosynner
October 9th 2023


165 Comments


"Greatest Story Ever Told" do be a banger.

Feather
October 9th 2023


10296 Comments


I remember really loving Greatest Story Ever Told (the original version) and What I should have learned in summer school (I think thats the name?) in 7th grade.

Emim
October 9th 2023


35633 Comments


I'll have to check because current sound is garbage. Never listened to them prior



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