ICON IN ME – Head Break Solution
A Russian-European five-piece, “Head Break Solution” contains ex-members of Transport League and Hostile Breed among other bands, plus the journeymen drummer Morten Lowe who’s played with Mercenary, Soilwork, and Hatesphere to name a few. This album appears to be in that aggressive In Flames meets American-ized modern thrash mold – throwing down furious, down tuned riffs, point/counterpoint vocal approaches and an overwhelming sense of groove to get the crowd pogo crazy.
Some good parts from time to time, but overall Icon In Me aren’t cranking out anything special in this genre, which renders “Head Break Solution” ineffective. When you push one collective anger button, after a while listeners wish to retain songs… and this band need to really get that under control for their personal longevity in this business.