Ironbird
Persian Blade
(2018)
Turn this to 4.2 of 11
Genre:
Metal
Sounds Like:
Witchcraft, Pentgram, Saviours
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Ironbird hailing from the UK have taken the classic metal influences of bands like Pentagram and fused them with the stoner likes of Saviours and Witchcraft. What we have here is a mixed bag of metal that sort of gets lost among our collection. We like and appreciate the homage to classic stoner metal, but the album feels a bit flat. The vocals have a homegrown raw quality, which is cool, we often hear a resemblance to Mike Muir of Suicidal Tendencies. The production is OK at best, would love to hear a bit more dense bass, we’re suckers for a deep bass. We love the jam of “Cradle of Time,” this track really stands out gets the metal juices flowing. Overall, Persian Blade has a nostalgic sound that has us reaching back into our collection of classic metal.

Tracklist:
1. White Stork 05:40
2. The Healer 05:31
3. Persian Blade 05:42
4. Last Siren 04:29
5. Cradle of Time 06:30
6. From the Slave to the Grave 05:19
7. Circle of Sin 03:59
8. The Hunt Goes On 08:44

Standout Track(s):
”Cradle of Time” and “The Hunt Goes On”

ROTATION RECAP:
Vocal Performance
4 of 11

Risk of Subwoofer Damage
4.1 of 11

Weight of the Heavy
4.9 of 11

Rhythmic Pace
4.9 of 11
 
Lyrics and Song Structure
4 of 11

Fretwork Prowess
5 of 11

Overall Album Flow
4.2 of 11

Album Cover Aesthetics
6 of 11

Production Value
4 of 11

Adult Beverage Pairing
Pabst Blue Ribbon.

Final Thoughts 
Persian Blade is loaded with awesome influences, yet it doesn’t have the lasting appeal to keep in constant rotation. Ironbird definitely have what it takes to bring forth a killer album, so we’ll be keeping an eye out for a second release.

Ironbird is: 
Eli - Vocals
Van - Guitars
Gob - Bass
Ad - Drums

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