Iron Curtain has nothing to do with the figurative and imaginary wall that once separated The West from the Soviet Bloc before the fall of Communism. Nope, this Spanish band is all about the iron and steel that forms the backbone of their old school heavy speed metal. With a bunch demos, EPs, and one album in their past, the arrive with their latest and second album, Guilty As Charged.
Alright, I gave most everything away in that opening paragraph. Iron Curtain plays traditional and classic heavy speed metal powered by twin guitar harmony, ripping lead solos, a raging rhythm, and a vocalist that will remind some of Lemmy Kilmister (currently burning in Hell). Many words might describe the songs within. The best choices might be: hard charging and galloping from the gate, or relentless speed and flurry buzz saw riffage. Both would suffice as there is little moderation to be found here. It's pedal to the metal and get out of the way. Yet, some songs can have a rather dense and epic character to them, like Into The Fire, Guilty As Charged, or Relentless, largely due to the wall of building riffage. What you won't find is any pussy ballads. No sir. This is all macho head banging and windmill swirling metal, with no apologies. If you like your heavy metal old school, fast, and bristling with guitar solos, Iron Curtain's Guilty As Charged should be on your "must buy" list. Recommended.
If you like your heavy metal old school, fast, and bristling with guitar solos, Iron Curtain's Guilty As Charged should be on your "must buy" list. Recommended.
Mat Sinner is both an icon and legend in the German, and the larger European, hard rock and heavy metal scene. Cranking out music since 1982, Sinner is an industrious and prolific musician and producer whether through his namesake band, the heavy metal heroes Primal ... [ Read More ]