Record Reviews - I

IRON HEARSE (Get In The Hearse) CD

May/20/2013

Back in 2006, Gallipoli Records sent me a promo copy of IRON HEARSE's self-titled debut album and I really liked what I've heard. It was some sort of doom-driven heavy rock with influences from bands such as Budgie and The Obsessed - to give just some examples...

INSIDER (Vibrations From The Tapes) CD

Apr/02/2013

I remember well the Italian heavy psych band INSIDER. It was in 2000 when I wrote a review about their third release 'Jammin' For Smiling God' (review here), released then by the no longer existing label Beard Of Stars Records...

Victor Griffin's IN-GRAVED (s/t) LP/CD

Feb/20/2013

Instead of resting on his laurels, Victor Griffin adds another crowning achievement to his impressive career that started more than 30 years ago with Death Row. IN-GRAVED is his newest band and this self-titled debut insistently demonstrates that Victor Griffin did not run out of ideas by a long way...

IRON VOID (Spell Of Ruin) CD

Dec/10/2012

A simple glance on the cover artwork of 'Spell Of Ruin' suffices to know which style of music UK's IRON VOID prefer, namely doom metal. In doing this, they are oriented to the classic bands such as Saint Vitus, early Internal Void and Penance...

INFERNAL OVERDRIVE (Last Rays Of The Dying Sun) CD

Feb/18/2012

Hailing from Farmingdale, New Jersey, INFERNAL OVERDRIVE have no intention of changing the face of rock 'n' roll, but quite the opposite. Their debut album 'Last Rays Of The Dying Sun, released by Small Stone Records in 2012, bristles with a strong sense of tradition...

IRON CLAW (A Different Game) CD

Feb/17/2012

Basically I think that a reunion of an old band is a two-edged sword, especially when that band never released a proper album during their five-year life time and remained to be a hardly known underground act. For these reasons, I was very sceptical when I received the news from Ripple Music that IRON CLAW had the intention to record their first studio album after almost 40 years...

IVY GARDEN OF THE DESERT (Docile) LP/CD

Feb/16/2012

Due to the cover artwork, one could suppose that IVY GARDEN OF THE DESERT is a new doom metal band from Italy. But far from it: They feel more at home in the territory where you can find groups as, for example, later Colour Haze and their cohorts...

IRONWEED (Your World Of Tomorrow) CD

Jul/28/2011

I had a hard time writing a review about 'Your World Of Tomorrow', because once again IRONWEED's heavy brew causes very mixed emotions within me. That was already the case after covering the band's debut 'Indian Ladder', that has also been released by Small Stone Records in 2008...

IRON MAN (Dominance) MCD

Jun/26/2011

It is always great when new Doom Metal from the Maryland/DC area arrives at my home. I can not recall a situation where it was different...

INCREDIBLE HOG (Volume 1 + 4) CD

May/06/2011

It was in the early 1990's when I started to discover the less-known heavy bands from the 1970's. I was already familiar with groups as, for example, Sir Lord Baltimore, Captain Beyond, Buffalo, Night Sun and Blues Creation, but I know that there was much more to explore in the underground...

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