Ironbound - The Lightbringer - Reviewed By The Metal Crypt ! Check it out here at this link: http://www.metalcrypt.com/pages/review.php?revid=12962
The musicians in Poland's Ironbound clearly listened to a LOT of Iron Maiden in their formative years (didn't we all?), an assertion that is borne out by the music on their debut, The Lightbringer. Thumping bass, twin guitar harmonies, clear, powerful vocals, it's all here. They even have a song I thought was an Iron Maiden cover but is actually "WHEN Eagles Dare." The riffs are not bad at all ("The Witch Hunt" is a prime example) but there's some repetition in the vocals ("Smoke and Mirrors" being the big offender) that is occasionally distracting. Otherwise, The Lightbringer is solid album of throw a fist in the air traditional heavy metal that stands on the shoulders of the mighty Maiden without aping them. Countless bands have followed the same template and Ironbound do it as well as any, so check it out if Iron Maiden is your thing. - The Metal Crypt
Album: "The Lighbringer"
Genre: Traditional Heavy Metal
Label: Ossuary Records
Premiere: April 30th 2021
FFO: Midnight Dice, Traveler, Iron Flame
If there was any chance for a NWOBHM-inspired band to come into life in the heart of Polish Silesia, then it happened in 2014 in Rybnik. Three friends, one goal: heavy metal. Zbigniew, Adam and Krzysztof took the prosperous guitarist, Michał, under their wings and formed IRONBOUND. After recruiting Bartosz to take over vocal duties they record their first EP – „She Devil”. They started to follow this direction, even though Bartosz decided to exit the speedy train not long after releasing the EP. However, on their adventure course the band members were quickly approached by Łukasz and the and became stronger than ever with the new lead singer. „The Witch Hunt / Lifesblood” single from 2018 was a harbinger of what a band was going to deliver – their first full album „The Lightbringer” will have its premiere on April 30th 2021 and it’s sure to assuage the hunger of every metal maniac craving for some good, oldschool NWOBHM vibes.
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Łukasz Krauze – vocals
Michał Halamoda – guitars
Krzysztof Całka – guitar
Zbigniew Bizoń – bass
Adam Całka - drums
Produced by Ironbound
Mix & master by Daniel Arendarski
Cover art by Mariusz Gandzel
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