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  • Summary: This debut (and, it turns out, final album) from the noisy London trio was produced by James Ford (Simian).
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. The UK trio is hard, fast, and viciously catchy, but above all scary.
  2. If you can get past the hype, you'll find that For Screening Purposes Only is a solid, sometimes spectacular debut from an exciting group of young'uns.
  3. 80
    Sheer liquid mayhem. [Dec 2005, p.98]
  4. Unfortunately, it must be said that the results of this musical experiment aren't always as successful as they might have hoped.
  5. 60
    It's all far more familiar than might be expected. [Nov 2005, p.111]
  6. For Screening Purposes Only is rock without a filter.
  7. They've become a word-of-mouth sensation on the basis of their live shows, which must be amazing, because in their recorded form the Icicles are generic metal caterwaulers.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7