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Icerift's Strychnia review

Posted by karlsmetal on January 17, 2010 at 2:51 PM

   ( senior member "Icerift" accompanied me to the D.R.I. concert in Sayreville, NJ at the Starland Ballroom on 1/16/10. One of the opening acts "Strychnia" made an impression on him. About them he had this to say):


   When a "Scream" band comes along and makes my head swing, it's a RARE occasion. However, other than the mighty "Cradle of Filth" never has a "screamer" made me want to slam my cranium against a wall in triumph and pure respect more than the band Strychnia!


    This band nailed it. With a bass line that could bring a mountain down, guitars that could melt faces off, drums that could shatter a glacier, and a vocalist who hit every throat gurgling note with precision and tenacity in such a way that it would be worthy as a war ensemble.


   I couldn't have been more impressed by this bands abilities. The fact that they were so young was what impressed me the most. I don't think any of them were over 20. It made an older metal maniac like me happy to know there are kids out there who still want to carry the torch of metal into the depths for years to come.


   I had the pleasure of meeting Kevin ( lead vocals ) after their set and he was kind enough to have his picture taken with me. The whole group was pleasent to speak to. Not a single stuck up snob in the bunch. ( a characteristic of most death metal bands).


   If I get a chance to grab a couple sample tracks to put on the site, I will. And believe you me, if you like the Death metal "Scream" genre, Strychnia will not disappoint. You can check them out at


-----Brian a.k.a. Icerift


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12:50 AM on January 18, 2010 
Hey Brian,

It's Kevin (Vocals), I just want to thank you for posting this awesome review! We have never had an article/review written about us, so we are all extremely pleased with this! This is an awesome website, we're going to post some links on our MySpace and Facebook pages, we will do our best to try and get more people to join! Is there anyway we can send you some demo tracks?

Again, thank you so much, we really appreciate this !
Kevin & Strychnia