"The Tyranny of Will"
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.
- 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" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhiBDQF_0HM
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" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_mTsuaOj4s 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.