We’re back with another Ice Nine Kills review, this time for their latest single Communion of the Cursed. This marks the 3rd single off the upcoming highly anticipated release, Every Trick in the Book. This is the first single to also be accompanied by an actual music video, and wow is it an awesome video. Bands just don’t make really cool videos like this anymore. That’s a topic all in itself and you can watch the video below.
Communion of the Cursed follows the same formula of the previous singles, as its based off of classic literature. This song is based on of the story told in the Exorcist. Lead singer Spencer Charnas had the following to say about the song:
“William Peter Blatty’s 1971 classic novel, The Exorcist, tells the horrifying story of the possession of a 12-year-old girl by the devil himself. It’s adaptation to the big screen in 1973 terrified audiences all over the world and is widely considered to be the scariest film of all time. We wanted our song and video for “Communion Of The Cursed” to pay a respectful homage to this brilliantly twisted story and to hopefully help expose people to this literary gem which has stood the test of time. We set out to make this video really feel like a horror film by adding an opening and closing that stands alone from the song. The actors and directors involved in the project brought my vision to life in the most elegant way possible. I couldn’t be more thrilled for people to experience this next chapter.”
This song continues to build the excitement leading up to the December 4th release of Every Trick in the Book. Ice Nine Kills is proving even further with this release that they have mastered the blend of harmony and brutality in their music. Communion of the Cursed hits both ends of the spectrum showcasing both the heavy crushing growls and instrumentals and the melodic singing to create a truly amazing song to listen to over and over again.
Ice Nine Kills will be hitting the road as headliners on the Fearless Records Fresh Faces tour, starting 10/24. Their live performances were already high energy so adding these new songs to the mix should make for quite the live experience.
Loud and Heavy Score: 8 / 10
Ice Nine Kills is:
Spencer Charnas – Vocals
Justin “JD” deBlieck – Guitar & Screams
Justin Morrow – Bass
Conor Sullivan – Drums