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Icarus Line: Penance Soiree

Todd L. Burns, Stylus, 9 July 2004

IF THE TRANSFORMING POWER of rock has been weakened by various sets of pretenders throughout the years, the first half of Icarus Line's Penance Soiree might just be the antidote. Luckily for those claiming the former, the second side reclaims the mantle of tired and aimless rock from such blindingly overrated acts like, say, Guns 'n' Roses. But Icarus rarely look to take on the territory of Guns, instead reveling in fields that Black Flag, Hot Snakes and the Stooges have cultivated.

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