Thursday, June 3, 2010

Ironsword - Overlords of Chaos

This will be last transmission until next week, horrid ones, so let's make it good one, shall we? I was saving this for a special occasion, but it seems the time has come. Portuguese barbarians Ironsword play traditionalist heavy metal based on the writings of Robert E. Howard, particularly that sweet spot where his Conan tales overlapped with the Cthulhu Mythos. This album gallops along at a brisk pace broken by the occasional doom trance, with gruff shouting instead of singing and ham-fisted gusto in place of subtlety. Obviously a product of the long metal tradition without sounding retro or forced, this album is the perfect soundtrack for the coming ice age.

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