Iron Knights – New Sound Of War

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Review by Tosh Davies

The disbandment of a Squadron is a sad thing to witness; I’ve been part of it many times in my past military career; however the members have often gone onto bigger and better things. This is certainly the case with Iron Knights, as the sword was put back into its sheath after being swung in anger a revitalized band emerged with the same philosophy and a renewed purpose.

New Sound Of War is just that, a new start and a vital metal injection much needed into the veins of a new emerging British Metal Movement. Facing their battle head-on, the campaign starts with Jericho, the mighty pipes of Fang Begley laying waste to the battlefield below. Together with his brothers in arms Baron Von Hammerstein, Gravedigger Cox, Carlos Montoya el Foxico and Bomber Beam they have come out with a majestic metal carpet bombing of an album. ‘Immortals’, ‘Desert Fox’ and the epic ‘Tell Me Strange Things’ forge some apocalyptic rhythms and tight riffage that brings the listener to the battle. A combination of Maiden-influenced anthems with the stealth attack of Judas Priest pouncing in the darkness, it’s a monstrous combination. Continuing with their theme of war and all things military the un-dead Iron Knights continued campaign is gathering much applauded momentum throughout the battlefields of the U.K.

New Sound Of War is a welcome return for a band that could well have been prisoners of war adding to another long list of fallen British bands. Thankfully having received new orders and banishing double agents from their ranks to the salt mines of Poland, they march on. The Iron Knights are here to lay waste to a city near you. Fuck North Korea! It’s these boys you should be worried about… Let the invasion begin.

Iron Knights – New Sound Of War7.5 out of 10

Track Listing:

  1. Jericho
  2. First Legion
  3. Tell Me Strange Things
  4. Feeder of Crows
  5. Immortals
  6. The Path
  7. Desert Fox
  8. The Messenger
  9. Afterwrath
  10. Bloodstorm