ANTI-ICON

Ghostemane - ANTI-ICON
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2020 Ratings: #453 / 821
User Score
Based on 192 ratings
2020 Ratings: #838
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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
40

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

KillBill
NR

i thought you were a youtuber with the name ghostemane

i could imagine him saying
yooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo what's up guysssssss, Ghostemane here today we are talking about pokimane and the thing she did and FeLlAs don't forget to smash the like and subscribe button just like how i smash Poppy

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

LilGuccio
81

Favorite Tracks:
Vagabond
Sacralidge
Fed Up
Hellrap

Least Favorite Tracks:
Falling Down
The Winds of Change

Comments:
This album fucking slaps, straight up just goes hard. Is it executed perfectly? No. Is the mixing great? No. Are the lyrics amazing? No (but they're pretty standard for death metal). But most songs on this tracks just do not give you the option not to headbang. I think the implementation of 808s with metal is an absolutely perfect combination and this is the best utilization ... read more

JoopK
75

His best release to date. Love many of these songs, they are just so hard-hitting and industrial.

ikeachair14
79

I've put off properly reviewing ANTI-ICON for a pretty long time now, but as of 5th september I almost have listened to this album almost 1000 times and this has to be Eric's best and most polarizing project to date.

I listen to a lot of metal and a lot of hip hop and when this album came out, I think everybody went in expecting some sort of metal-rap fusion but it clearly isn't like that. While yes this album contains a lot of trap metal/trap rap influence, it leans more towards being an ... read more

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Added on: February 19, 2020