Wisconsin’s WARTORN feature members of Dresden, Remission, and Words that burn. They have had several releases before “Iconic Nightmare” but it is this L.P. that really brings them into the limelight.
This is political blackened crust punk with a message that is actually audible to some extent. The production is clean enough to hear what is going on musically, and just about dirty enough to satisfy our very own CRUSTY FOX (a mammalian character on the FRIDAY FRENZY). There is much variation within this record, ranging from the all-out vicious riffing of the title-track-come-opener ‘Iconic Nightmare’, to the post-rock elements of ‘Betrayal’.
The album provides the listener with some great epic vibes reminiscent of CONVERGE, on tracks such as ‘Knee deep in blood’ and ‘Six Feet Under’. Oh and it’s got guitar solos too! Great!