Print Page | Close Window

Ice Age change name and style

Printed From: Progarchives.com
Category: Progressive Music Lounges
Forum Name: Prog Music Lounge
Forum Description: General progressive music discussions
URL: http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=21951
Printed Date: March 29 2020 at 22:45
Software Version: Web Wiz Forums 11.01 - http://www.webwizforums.com


Topic: Ice Age change name and style
Posted By: Deadwing12
Subject: Ice Age change name and style
Date Posted: April 18 2006 at 08:32
I was recently browsing the internet and looking for info on some bands I listen to, and I came across ICe Age's home page. It stated that not only have the band changed their stlye of music to a more stripped down, modern rock approach, but their name has been changed also, to 'soulfractured' (one word). I checked out that website, which seemed pretty interesting, and listened to a few of the sound samples, and i am worried that perhaps we have lost one of the better prog-metal bands out there. The sample songs show a much more restrained and streamlined approach to music, bordering on generic hard-rock morseo that prog-metal. A pity I suppose, but you never know...they are only samples after all, and a new album should be in the works soon.
The website is www.soulfractured.com if you wanna check this out

If this news is old hat, my apologies, but i found no thread on it.

Edit: Oops, put this in the wrong forum. Admins, feel free to transfer this to prog news etc.


-------------
http://www.last.fm/user/Deadwing008/?chartstyle=Basquiat">



Replies:
Posted By: sm sm
Date Posted: April 18 2006 at 15:21

Give them credit for changing their name to reflect their new musical style.

Genesis should have done that in the 80's. .



Posted By: MikeEnRegalia
Date Posted: April 18 2006 at 15:50

The situation is different ... if Ice Age had been hugely successful with their music, I guess that they would have changed neither their style nor their name.

But I can understand if they say that they want to be a popular band. I'm looking forward to listening to their music, prog or not.



Posted By: Ridge
Date Posted: April 19 2006 at 15:26
I only have their first album, one that I really enjoy. I had hope that they would continue to evolve in a proggier style. Well, good luck to them.

-------------
Discipline is never an end in it self, only a means to an end.


Posted By: Ridge
Date Posted: April 19 2006 at 15:27
btw, thanks for the news Deadwing 12.

-------------
Discipline is never an end in it self, only a means to an end.


Posted By: TheProgtologist
Date Posted: April 19 2006 at 17:04
This is absolutely terrible news.

One of the better prog metal bands decides to sell out and go commercial.

So much for artistic integrity.


-------------




Posted By: Masque
Date Posted: April 19 2006 at 22:39

To me this is old news, I have been sad about the loss of Ice Age for awhile now .. its hard to understand why they are no longer prog, the only thing I can think of is that they were only going along with "trends" at the time they were prog metal.  Liberation is a great prog metal CD .. Josh I hope you know what you are doing because there was more money in prog metal than what you are now doing , you cut your own throat man  

(BTW Mastermind have done the same thing they are no longer what I would call prog as well)



Posted By: W.Chuck
Date Posted: April 20 2006 at 09:08
Well, nobody knows how they develop and what their final music is like!
I've seen it already last year, so no new information, but I thought they released a new album yet, but as it seems just an EP.


-------------



Posted By: Masque
Date Posted: April 20 2006 at 09:36
Originally posted by W.Chuck W.Chuck wrote:

Well, nobody knows how they develop and what their final music is like!
I've seen it already last year, so no new information, but I thought they released a new album yet, but as it seems just an EP.
Ice Age have turned into a  NU metal band and don`t plan on turning prog again , they were left with a bad taste in their mouths after their record label Magna Carta  let them down in a big way .  I have heard an MP3 from the new version of Ice Age and (it wasn`t very interesting)


Posted By: TheProgtologist
Date Posted: April 20 2006 at 11:13
Originally posted by Masque Masque wrote:

Originally posted by W.Chuck W.Chuck wrote:

Well, nobody knows how they develop and what their final music is like!
I've seen it already last year, so no new information, but I thought they released a new album yet, but as it seems just an EP.
Ice Age have turned into a  NU metal band and don`t plan on turning prog again , they were left with a bad taste in their mouths after their record label Magna Carta  let them down in a big way .  I have heard an MP3 from the new version of Ice Age and (it wasn`t very interesting)


Magna Carta has a way of alienating a lot of artists.
 

-------------




Posted By: Masque
Date Posted: April 20 2006 at 11:42
Originally posted by TheProgtologist TheProgtologist wrote:

Originally posted by Masque Masque wrote:

Originally posted by W.Chuck W.Chuck wrote:

Well, nobody knows how they develop and what their final music is like!
I've seen it already last year, so no new information, but I thought they released a new album yet, but as it seems just an EP.
Ice Age have turned into a  NU metal band and don`t plan on turning prog again , they were left with a bad taste in their mouths after their record label Magna Carta  let them down in a big way .  I have heard an MP3 from the new version of Ice Age and (it wasn`t very interesting)


Magna Carta has a way of alienating a lot of artists.
 
I heard somewhere (probably here) Mike Portnoy vows never to work for Magna Carta again I am listening to a band Magna Carta signed up recently, their good too, they are called Age of Nemesis , I sure hope they get treated ok by MC .. but I don`t like their chances



Print Page | Close Window

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.01 - http://www.webwizforums.com
Copyright ©2001-2014 Web Wiz Ltd. - http://www.webwiz.co.uk