ANTI-ICON

Ghostemane - ANTI-ICON
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2020 Ratings: #446 / 809
User Score
Based on 165 ratings
2020 Ratings: #771
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
NME
For an artist who has long revelled in gruesome imagery and high concept, this feels like a surprise peek behind the curtain, and yet another sonic boundary crossed.
80
Kerrang!
The impression here is of someone who makes music as it comes, simply to get it out of himself, which gives Anti-Icon an impulsive, energised feel, without feeling dashed off or incomplete.
80
The Line of Best Fit
Taking heavy music to a whole new level is something only an anti-icon could do, and Ghostemane’s firecracker of a new record achieves just that.
80
Metal Hammer

Blanketed with Ghostemane’s staple nihilistic sound, Anti-Icon is ominous, unnerving, and an exhilarating experience.

60
Upset
A sonic experience dripping with abrasion, Ghostemane’s eighth album in five years is another peek into the darkness that apparently lurks inside the rapper.
Tristan
50
Oh yeah, thank you Mr. Ghoste. This is absolutely the best Eric has ever sounded- by a landslide. This entire album is simply Ghostmane playing into his best qualities, cutting the fat from his previous records. The main issue I had with most of his previous albums (such as N/O/I/S/E and Hexada) was the filler and lack of cohesion or immersion. I feel like this is exactly what Ghostmane has been going for for a very long time, but he was never quite able to nail it until now. I was instantly ... read more
Rater
42
"ANTI-ICON" is an album from an artist who I've been incredibly uninterested in up until this point, as his kind of music just does not appeal to me and the end result of this record only proves my indifference and serves as something that is simply not my cup of tea, even if I see the first half of this work acting as fairly decent hip hop and metal fusion for underground fans.

As much as this may seem as truly creative at first glance, it really is not, as there are no risks taken ... read more
MattsReviews
44
Unpopular opinion incoming!

I am not the biggest fan of this album! I've never been a fan of tons of screaming in songs, it's not something I enjoy listening to with headphones. I mean the most this album has going for itself is its beats but to be honest a lot of it's either drowned by vocals or bass making it hard to enjoy.

I just find the screaming obnoxious and annoying for me. When he talks "normally" or really just anything other than screaming it just doesn't sound too good ... read more
Muratka
70
Interspersed with solid metal sounds and dire rap interruptions, Ghostemane makes his latest album as an overwhelmed controversial effort that is neither cold nor hot.
CrazyCrusher
70
I just recently found out about Ghostemane and I was interested by his music and him as a person. This album is very weird with its dark tone and Ghostemane's incredibly unique vocals that change often. Everything is total despair with Ghostemane's gloomy muffled vocals and the speedy rapping he includes along with the haunted trap beats. Some standout tracks are "AI", "Vagabond", and "ASMR". The thing that plagues this album are songs that feel empty and could ... read more
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Added on: February 19, 2020