Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Flowers for the Gathering
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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The better one one of the old Ikon albums
Michael Vincent | 10/02/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ikon are one of my favorite 90's goth bands and this my favorite old Ikon album (old meaning when Micheal Carrodus was still with them). Yes, Carrodus has a voice similar to that of Joy Division's Ian Curtis, one of their influences, but to me Ikon are (dare I say it?) better then Joy Division (musically for the most part). You can listen to this album all the way through and not have to skip any tracks. There is a mix of acoustic and electric guitars, giving it a more melancholy and melodic feel, which has always been their style, but I feel they do it best here. They use a drum machine on this album, but you probably would not notice if I hadn't said anything. It's hard to choose my favorites from this album, but mine are "Stranger I've Become", "Into Your Madness", "Persuasion" and "In Trust I Return" , but all the others are good too. After this album, Micheal and Dino (the bassist) form Chiron with two members of another band and Chris McCarter takes over on vocals for Ikon."
Into The Madness Of Ikon
Michael Vincent | CA | 12/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of the most diverse albums to ever have hit the shelves. The sound is clean with virtually no background layering, while everything musically has its place and stands out, cutting through the mix. Ikon continued to improve every aspect of their music with each album as they advanced forward.
One must ponder why Ikon hadn't made it to the mainstream with this album. Unfortunately the band split and never acheived as massive a sound as they had obtained here.
A good companion album to this is Crimes Of Passion: 'Rites Of Burial', featuring the original members of Ikon on a concept album after they parted ways."