Ice On Mercury
Release Date: Out Now
Review by Dave Griffiths
You know that feeling when you discover a new band that you just know that you are going to love for years to come? Well I just had that experience when I took a listen to Ice On Mercury’s debut self-titled EP. Even better is the news that this new ‘must hear’ band hail from our shores… Adelaide to more precise.
The Ice On Mercury EP is the type of EP that you listen to and then throw it around and repeat and listen to for the next month or so, while telling your friends ‘they just have to have a listen’. The tracks are so damn catchy, raw and brilliant that the only thing that is going to leave you with a downer about the EP is that it isn’t a full album with more tracks.
Ice On Mercury’s brilliance hits you from the opening track. The gruff verse vocals and the melodic chorus of ‘Revolver’ instantly make you know that you are onto something special while the epic sounds produced by Ice On Mercury on ‘Diary Of Anne Frank’ takes you into another realm completly. The fact that the track also has some thought provoking lyrics thrown into the mix as well shows just how gifted these guys really are.
The remaining tracks ‘Clown Insane,’ ‘Notice To World’ and ‘Live Another Day’ just keep the brilliance going and by the end you wonder just how many bands in the world today find just the right mix of aggression and catchiness like Ice On Mercury do. You’ll also find out by listening to these tracks that leading man Almir Djemailovic may be one of the most exciting (and gifted) vocalists to come out of Australia for a long time as well.
A big congrats goes out to Ice On Mercury for delivering such a brilliant sounding EP, one so good that it must be a late challenge for album of the year.