The Icarus Line these days is pretty much just frontman Joe Cardamone. So much so even that the working title for “Wildlife” was Joe Cardamone versus The Icarus Line. Anyway, the man’s desire to keep on going is admirable but unfortunately “Wildlife” doesn’t hold up next to the band’s earlier work.
The repetitive nature of the songs may be fun for once but don’t exactly invite repeated listens. At best the material on here sounds like some sort of polished demo and it reminds me from time to time of what a band like Middle Class Rut is doing. Unfortunately for Cardamone, Middle Class Rut is doing a better job.