Some months ago i made a trade with rawter (troubles on your system blog). I sent him the split antimob / burial and he sent me iron hand's first (and only) demo cassette.
What a weeling to release a demo-cassette in the devastating year 2008. This is dedication.
Iron hand are from connecticut, and they have some members from the band They and the children.
In this demo you'll find one of the more solid and out-breaking releases of the last years. You can say that they play heavy political hardcore full of (neo-)crust influences. But i know that my description is too "general" so, let's make it more "specific".
The band's influences seems to be the old-school swedish crusties like anti-cimex or skitsystem. Put some awesome guitar riffs mixing tragedy with japanese hardcore and brilliant drum parts (d-beatish but not the usual boring crap, something like from ashes rise-meets-victims). The band itself mentions Poison idea as influence, but i don't find any connection except that poison idea rules (feel the darkness album is on top-5). I could say that the whole sound makes you wanna headbang really hard. Add the dual vocals, shouting / screaming stuff like the old days, his hero is gone's "monuments to thieves" era and you have IRON HAND!
Hope that this band will make a proper vinyl release (a lp or a 12'') some day soon 'coz the guys rule!
Alongside hammers and masakari, iron hand is the best crust/core (or neo-) band that i have heard lately.
This one is dedicated to rawter.. He runs one of the best blogs, and i wish it's not dead. Rawter we miss you, man. Take your time and CHEERS.
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