• Tue. Feb 20th, 2024

Ice Age – Obscure Thrash Band Comes Back… Breaking the Ice!

Ice Age, despite having formed over 30 years ago initially, is a band that had never released a proper full-length album… until now.

The initially all-female thrash act sold countless demos over the years and performed for sizable crowds, having retained a sense of interest. While they disbanded around 1990, they have sense reunited. Breaking the Ice is the first official album from the band, featuring five new tracks, and five rerecordings of their vintage demos.

 

 

Despite having a seemingly long following over the course of three decades, I had never heard of Ice Age until now. And that is disappointing… because this is a kick-ass album! If you’re a thrash/metal fan, you are going to find a lot to love on Breaking the Ice; this is a group that knows how to deliver the goods. The pounding drums and loud riffs dominate each and every track, and there is just enough musical diversity to keep things interesting. The female vocals are reminiscent of groups like Warlock and Hellion; something this fan means in the best of ways. Do not let the obscurity fool you; this band is the real deal, and here is hoping they will be here to stay, giving us more music.

Ice Age satisfies with Breaking the Ice, and the record does a great job, for lack of a better term, breaking the ice, and introducing the band to parts of the world who may not previously have been aware of their work. A strongly recommended release!

 

By Taylor Carlson

Taylor T Carlson Assistant Editor/Senior Staff Writer Taylor T. Carlson was born August 17, 1984, and has called the Vegas Valley home his entire life. A die-hard fan of classic rock and metal music, Taylor has been writing album and concert reviews since he was 16 years old, and continues to do so, having done well over 1,000 reviews. He is also a fan of video gaming and cinema, and has reviewed a number of games and films as well, old and new alike. His thorough and honest (some would say brutally honest) reviewing style has won him the respect of hundreds of music fans and musicians alike, both local and abroad, and the ire of just as many others. Despite being one of the youngest attendees at classic hard rock/metal shows around Vegas, he is also one of the most knowledgeable, having gained the unofficial nickname of “The Eddie Trunk of Las Vegas.” In addition to reviews, Taylor has written and self-published three books on classic hard rock bands, and is a regular participant in rock and roll trivia contests. Taylor also holds a masters degree in special education from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), and has appeared on the hit History Channel television series Pawn Stars. His dream is to be able to one day make a living from writing music books and reviews.

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