ANTI-ICON

Ghostemane - ANTI-ICON
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2020 Ratings: #394 / 752
User Score
Based on 112 ratings
2020 Ratings: #647
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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
79
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
35
This is definitely not my cup of tea, I appreciate the way Ghostemane tries to break genre boundaries but I really don't like the way it is presented on "ANTI-ICON". It's just so edgy, purposeless and pointlessly repetitive it is honestly ear grating.
This album has two sides - the first half is the rap metal Ghostemane and the second half is the full blown metal, occasionally punk Ghostemane. The rap Ghostemane is sincerely one of the most repetitive things I've ever heard - it's ... 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.
redbded
58
5.8 - Meh/Good

Yea this one really starts to fall apart for me.

This is my introduction to Ghostemane as well, and even though I think It starts strong, ANTI-ICON is way to repetitive for it’s runtime, and his whole style gets boring quick.

Best tracks: Vagabond, Lazaretto, Sacrilege, AI, Fed Up, Hell Rap

Least fav: The Winds Of Change, Hydrochloride, ASMR
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Track List

  1. Intro.Destitute
  2. Vagabond
  3. Lazaretto
  4. Sacrilege
  5. AI
  6. Fed Up
  7. The Winds of Change
  8. Hydrochloride
  9. Hellrap
  10. ASMR
  11. Melanchoholic
  12. Calamity
  13. Falling Down
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Added on: February 19, 2020