Icon for Hire (Tooth & Nail)
by Icon for Hire

FOR FANS OF: TFK, Evanescence
Rating: 4 Stars

Two years ago, Icon for Hire made Tooth & Nail history with the label’s highest-charting debut, Scripted. Expectations are understandably high for the band’s new self-titled album, but Ariel Bloomer and company are clearly up to the challenge. “Cynics & Critics” is a strong, highly-charged opener, and “Nerves” rides a nice rock groove. “Watch Me” sounds like a dark Top-40 pop outtake and reveals another side of a well-rounded band. It’s clear the best is yet to come from Tooth & Nail’s young anchors.
— Matt Conner

WE LIKE: “Cynics & Critics”


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