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Asclepius

by Iceburn

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Ryan Walker
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Ryan Walker This album rules. It's a fantastic and welcome return to form. Beautiful and heavy. The recording and mix are great too. If you were a fan, there's no reason you won't enjoy this one.
Char Hodder
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Char Hodder Like every Iceburn release, it's going to take many listens for this to fully reveal itself, but on first blush this sounds like a blend of Hephaestus and the split with Zu. Lots of psyche and 70s doom elements and Gentry's vocals mostly trend towards the Zu-split style. There are the experimental guitar flourishes of Hephaestus, but they seem deeper in the mix, the focus being more on riffs rather than volume dynamics. Both familiar and foreign, and undeniably Iceburn. Excellent! Favorite track: Healing the Ouroboros.
lama jared
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lama jared I've been waiting over 25 years for this, and it was worth the wait. It feels like the natural follow-up to "Hephaestus," and greatly pleases my earholes. Favorite track: Healing the Ouroboros.
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Asclepius is the new album from the ever-evolving and adventurous collective Iceburn, who return with their first new material in twenty years
Much like the mythical ouroboros that appear in their music, Iceburn have come full circle, as guitarist/vocalist Gentry Densley (also of Eagle Twin & Ascend) comments, “Iceburn had always been about progressing and pushing the boundaries, pushing the music ahead of ourselves so we had to work to catch up. This new record comes from a place of rediscovery of who we are deep down, a place that with all it's challenges and comforts, ultimately feels like home.”

The rawness of Asclepius harks back to the days of their early records (such as Hephaestus), and fuses elements of metal, jazz, psychedelia, and rock with a seamless flow, monolithic riffs, swirling harmonies, and a groove that are the cornerstones of their sound.

Asclepius comprises two long-form tracks, “Healing The Ouroboros” and ‘Dahlia Rides the Firebird’, the latter is based on an old traditional Greek tune. With some members majoring in classics/philosophy, music/composition and studying ethnomusicology - classic mythology has always been a key reference point for the themes of their music. That the new record is named after the god of healing and medicine and arriving at this moment in time is coincidence, as the band comments, “It felt like we needed healing even before this pandemic hit.”

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released June 25, 2021

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