Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ironwood/Storm Over Sea/2010 CD Review

  Ironwood are a band from Australia that plays a very progressive form of folk/black metal and this is a review of their self released 2010 album "Storm Over Sea".

Drums alternate between slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being used at times, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful sound that is very progressive at times with a lot of bass leads being thrown in at times.

Rhythm guitars alternate between slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine viking/black metal with traditional metal with a good amount of melodies being used at times, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding guitar solos that also have a classic rock feel to them, as for the acoustic guitars they  mix elements of folk and progressive music together to give the music a very haunting edge.

Vocals are a mixture of high pitched black metal screams and clean singing vocals, while the lyrics touch on Heathen Values, as for the production it has a very heavy and professional sound with all of the instruments coming out with a great sound to them.

In my opinion Ironwood are a very original folk/progressive/black metal band and if you are a fan of bands that mix these styles together, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS "Infinite Sea" "Weather The Storm" and "A Bond To Sever". RECOMMENDED BUY.


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