You're Nothing is the second album from Copenhagen's Iceage; a follow up to 2011's widely acclaimed New Brigade.

Like its predecessor, You're Nothing is filled with a marked intensity; the songs are raging and powerful, delivered as a fervent mixture of punk, goth, hardcore and post-punk. It is however, much more dynamic than the last. There are definitely more reflective moments; the tendencies towards post-punk are more noticeable, and the songs tend to rise and fall rather than charge on full steam ahead.

One of the best examples of this change is perhaps 'Morals', which is arguably Iceage's best song to date. It is a slow-build piano affair, said to be based on the song 'L'Ultima Occasione' by 60s Italian singer Mina. It begins as a gothic funeral march; full to the brim with a foreboding energy, which is all eventually realized with the advent of a frantic guitar crescendo and frontman Elias Bender Rønnenfelt's cracking and broken vocals; as he sings, "Broken promise / Where's your morals?," a phrase that is guaranteed to get stuck in the mind for weeks. Another phrase mid-way through the second verse; "If I could / Leave my body then I would," also clings to the memory, if not only because of the affecting half-sung moans that follow on from it.

'Ecstasy' provides for similar earworm results as 'Morals' does. It stampedes along at top speed - dark and tumultuous - and gives the constant impression that all is going to fall apart at any second. Rønnenfelt sums up the song's bite with the simple phrase "Pressure / Pressure / oh god no / Pressure / Can't take this / Pressure." The only relief therein comes in the form of a sailing, swooping guitar addition at the song’s end.

'In Haze' is Iceage at their most upbeat. A definite melody runs on throughout, easily distinguishing it from the other songs on the album. The guitar is sweet and bouncing and is juxtaposed heavily with Rønnenfelt's punk vocal and mournful lyrics; "I'm a beaten heart."

'Burning Hand' is perhaps most noteworthy for its angsty post-punk guitar; with the last few seconds of guitar in particular making you wish the song was longer than its 3.23 minutes - even though it's the longest on the record by far.

As a whole, You're Nothing is an engaging listen, filled with small intricacies which continue to be discovered play after play. It is more refined than New Brigade but as expected, it is just as ferocious.