Just out of their teens, it seems Copenhagenâ€™s Iceage have only added to the anxiety and tension that made their debut album, New Brigade, so compelling. But now, theyâ€™re challenging their raging emotions instead of simply expressing them. You're Nothing, Iceageâ€™s sophomore album, is the sound of a band pushing their singular mix of punk, Goth, hardcore, and post-punk to even further extremes. Itâ€™s overwhelming how many ways Iceage have found to write the short aggressive rock song.
When you see Iceage live you get the feeling the songs are just about to fall apart before miraculously recovering, always rewarding you with a climax. This menacing energy is more forceful on You're Nothing. It is a more epic sound, like a rough sea.