Tee Pee Tuesday: Iron Age
Wielding primitive chunks of blunt metal instead of traditional instruments (well, it sounds like it at any rate), Iron Age’s maladjusted hardcore assault is heading your way. Come inside for your free Iron Age download. Click here for previous Tracks Of The Day.
Hailing from Austin, Texas, Iron Age’s new album will be released this summer by Tee Pee Records.
The Sleeping Eye, which was completed late last year, is currently available as a two-LP set (in limited numbers) via Cyclopean Records – but look out for the folks at Tee Pee to release the CD and LP on August 4.
Here’s our quickfire review of the above song:
Riotous thrash, doomish start, mighty riffing, barking vox, neck-snapping aggression, classic hardcore bombast, duellin’ guitar interplay, searing solo, thrash it, bash it, fracture and shatter!
Get the picture?
Iron Age have been slugging it out in hardcore and punk circles since the middle of the decade, touring North America and abroad with such contemporary hardcore luminaries as Rise And Fall, Cold World, Fucked Up and Trash Talk, while steadily honing the riffed-out hardcore sound established on their 2006 debut Constant Struggle.
With The Sleeping Eye, Iron Age carry on the long tradition established by the crossover classics (Corrosion of Conformity’s Animosity, Crumbsuckers’ Life Of Dreams, Cro-Mags’ Best Wishes et cetera).
That’s not all. Iron Age’s new album twists the NYHC-inspired thrash of their debut to create something bigger and darker, enhancing the violence of their former efforts with a mammoth Lovecraftian atmosphere.
With gargantuan guitar riffs and the blood-curdling growls of Jason Tarpey, Iron Age will appeal to fans of unconventional hardcore, ripping thrash… and, indeed, heavy music in general.