Album cover artwork featuring a white horseFor the first time in their decade-long career, Danish punk rockers Iceage sound calm.

Rest assured the fire they’re renowned for is still present on their fifth record – only now they’ve channeled their rage into grander, less ragged soundscapes.

There’s still room for reverb though, with the initially delicate Love Kills Slowly unveiling not only fuzz but sweeping strings and a choir of singers. The band even go down an acid-house route on Vendetta, lead singer Elias Bender Rønnenfelt’s vocal proving it can pair with just about any instrumental backing and still sound compelling. The result is Iceage sounding more focused than ever before, clearly revitalised by the sonic leap forward.

Seek Shelter by Iceage is out May 7 via Mexican Summer.

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