RITES OF BURIAL
ALBUM APOLLYON RELEASE: WINTER, 1999 REVIEW: DECEMBER 23, 1999
This band is actually a side project by the members of the old line-up of the Australian goth band Ikon. Ikon have existed for quite a while and have often been compared to bands like Joy Division, Death in June and New Order.
I'm sad to say that Crimes of Passion is not much compared to the music that these men usually make in Ikon. Many of the songs are boring, at least when compared to Ikon. The music is mainly instrumental and ambient. Well, that kind of music have to be very special to impress me. I demand more than just sounds, ambience and darkness.
“Rites of Burial” is not bad, but it's pretty uninteresting and there are lots of better albums out there. I would like to recommend Ikon's "This Quiet Earth" instead.