On May 9, 2020, Ice Nine Kills uploaded their version of a classic early 2000’s bop, with a twist. Now, after releasing their horror parody of Fountains of Wayne’s hit song “Stacy’s Mom,” nearly a year later Ice Nine Kills has finally released “Jason’s Mom” on music streaming services everywhere. Is Jason’s Mom still as good as it was when Ice Nine Kills released the single a year ago? Yes, the answer is a resounding yes.
Ice Nine Kills
Ice Nine Kills is an American metalcore band originally from Boston, Massachusetts, currently signed to Fearless Records. Ice Nine Kills is best known for their horror imagery and horror-inspired lyrics. After forming in 2000 by two high school friends, Spencer Charnas and Jeremy Schwartz, and originally pursuing a ska-punk sound, they have since shifted to what some people call “theatricore” or metalcore. Their horror-themed album titled “Every Trick in the Book” released in 2015 and peaked on the US Billboard 200 at #122. The album drew inspiration from many classic horror novels with songs like The Nature of the Beast (based on George Orwell’s Animal Farm), Communion of the Cursed (based on The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty), Bloodbath & Beyond (Dracula by Bram Stoker), The Plot Sickens (based on Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors by Piers Paul Read), The People in the Attic (The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank), and of course Hell in the Hallways, based on Carrie by the legendary Stephen King. Three years later, in 2018, Ice Nine Kills released an entire album, called The Silver Scream, inspired by classic horror movies like A Nightmare on Elm Street (The American Nightmare), Friday the 13th (Thank God It’s Friday), Halloween (Stabbing in the Dark), Saw (The Jig Is Up feat. Randy Strohmeyer), It (It Is the End feat. Peter “JR” Wasilewski, Buddy Schaub, and Will Salazar), and so many more.
Jason’s Mom is the perfect parody of the 2003 worldwide Fountains of Wayne hit that everyone, regardless of age, should be able to sing by heart. 17 years after the original song was released, metalcore band “Ice Nine Kills” uploaded their horror parody of the song and titled it “Jason’s Mom” to reflect on their horror imagery, which, according to Disney, is too violent. (Yep, Disney banned INK from playing at the Disney Springs House of Blues). I am absolutely in love with this song, and the quarantined-style music video for it when it was first released on YouTube a year ago is absolute perfection – seriously, it’s great. Watch it here!
I’ve been waiting for so long for Jason’s Mom to be released on streaming platforms like Apple Music and Spotify for so long now, and I am over the moon that it’s finally available. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I will be listening to Jason’s Mom by Ice Nine Kills for the next month and a half. All that’s left now is to wait for the next Ice Nine Kills album to release. I’m hoping that we’ll start seeing singles start to drop here pretty soon.