Western Australia-based Melodic Metal band Icarus Lives are charging into 2021 with the release of their rendition of “Holding Out for a Hero”, originally performed by Bonnie Tyler.
The song opens with a driving drum and bass groove, accompanied by thrash speed picking and Dream Theatre-like synth bolstering the melody.
Icarus Lives masterfully showcase Iron Maiden-esque guitar, drum, and bass patterns throughout each passage as well as anthemic choruses reminiscent of Paramore. The crescendo is a heavy onslaught of tremolo picking followed by a fast and fluid solo incorporating the masterful use of a Floyd Rose.
Following a successful release of the band’s debut album Vantablack and single “Collision of Counterparts”, Icarus Lives shared stages with heavy metal royalty PAIN, toured Japan with The Agonist and Cellar Darling, and delivered their unique Melodic Metal flavour to hungry audiences on their Australian tour.
Influenced by modern metal superstars such as Evanescence, Lacuna Coil and Bullet For My Valentine, Icarus Lives perfectly combine clean, catchy vocals with crushingly heavy riffs, blistering guitar solos, and pounding drums.
With an upcoming album due for release in the near future, Icarus Lives are showing no signs of slowing down!
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