Friday, October 10, 2014

Iron Reagan "The Tyranny of Will" LP

"The Tyranny of Will"
Relapse Records
Released: September 16, 2014

This is going to be a real simple review.

I don't know anyone who won't love this record or shouldn't already be in love with Iron Reagan's discography to date.

The facts: 

  • These guys have associations with other bands that might interest you: Municipal Waste, Cannabis Corpse, Mammoth Grinder and Darkest Hour.
  • These 24 tracks are the best non-D.R.I. hardcore/thrash metal /punk crossover you've heard since.... I dunno... "Animosity". 
  • Everyone loves D.R.I. Everyone should love Iron Reagan. 
  • The vinyl LP has a cool double sided poster. One side with lyrics the other with artwork. 

Check out Iron Reagan's video for the instant crossover classic "Miserable Failure" 

This song/video is life-affirming. Rejuvenating. I've always wanted to jam at a public city park area overlooked by a construction site during the lunch rush and have a circle pit break out ("flash mosh" rather than "flash mob"). I've always wanted to mosh up a library/book store/coffee shop. Everything in this video, the shopping cart tip over at the end, the bikini girl at the fountain banging her head, the dude checking out a L.A.'s Wasted Youth LP in the record store, the lyrical content, the "Seasons of the Abyss" t-shirt, the SOD t-shirt, the "regular" people smiling and getting a kick out of this crazy band, the bathroom hand dryer used to blow the hair during the guitar solo, the Red Fang, Mudhoney and Toxic Holocaust cameos... F*cking Perfection.

And then check out the video for Iron Reagan's "Eyeball Gore" if you can stomach scenes of eyeballs being sliced from living humans, pulled from the sockets etc... not for the squimish and just in time for Halloween.

Live it up and let loose and let Iron Reagan provide your soundtrack.

Frank FOE

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