Ironhand are a band from New jersey that plays a blackened form of industrial metal and this is a review of their 2016 ep "Hello, Operator" which was released by Xperiment Xiii Records and also consists of a great amount of remixes.
Spoken word samples start off the album along with some nature sounds and radio static noises and after awhile the music starts going into ore of a heavier yet atmospheric industrial direction and the vocals are mostly black metal screams while growls can also be heard at times and the songs also bring in elements of ebm, ambient and aggrotech.
A great amount of samples can be heard mixed in with the heavier sections of the songs and a couple of the tracks a re very long and epic in length and as the album progresses some of the vocals also start bringing in more of a traditional industrial style while the synths also start getting more powerful and some tracks also bring in symphonic elements and the remixes focus even more on the electro industrial side.
Ironhand plays a musical style that takes many different styles of industrial and mixes them together with black metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and violent themes.
In my opinion Ironhand are a very great sounding mixture of black metal and industrial and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "From The Shadow He Follows" "You Will Be Dead Soon" and "Choke". 8 out of 10.