Iceage – Ecstasy

Title: Ecstasy

Artist: Iceage

Album: You’re Nothing

Year: 2013

Genre: Punk Rock, Post-Punk, Noise Rock

Elias Bender Ronnefelt described it recently, “the pressure that brings you back down to drab reality.” Hmm…. I guess that’s true because Iceage, just like Joy Division before them, through bleak music, they try to explain how the forces of control make freedom impossible to obtain. When we hear a song called “Ecstasy” it doesn’t usually fit into this one. I, personally, could never have imagined three young Danish teenagers beating the out of their instruments while the fourth one shouts “PRESSURE!”

They even have a disco backbeat. They have never sounded more focused than this.