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Iron Reagan – Tyranny Of Will
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Iron Reagan – Tyranny Of Will

It was only last year that punk-thrashers Iron Reagan impressed everyone with their debut full length Worse Than Dead, now they’re back again with a second album that’s bursting with energy and just as ballsy. Tyranny Of Will continues exactly where the Richmond ragers left off and may well be more abrasive than their first export.

Like the first, it has a youthful feel; like a band making awesome, aggressive music because they damn well want to. The twenty-four tracks encourage you to let off steam through the rhythmic aggression and catharsis of hardcore punk, while frontman Tony Foresta, clearly indulging in his love of the genre, injects his humorous personality into the band’s sound and approach. Fans of Municipal Waste are bound to adore the ferocity of this record and their beloved vocalist and bassist’s (Landphil Hall is on guitar) more rough’n’ready project.

If anything, the thrash component has been amplified slightly on this one. Songs like ‘Eyeball Gore’ and ‘Nameless’ pack the speed and tenacity of old-school icons, ‘I Won’t Go’ particularly has a very Slayer feel to it. As electrifying as these full velocity moments feel however, it makes for a fuller, more interesting listen when they’re broken up with punchy beats and satisfying riffs. Songs like ‘Close To Toast’ and ‘In Greed We Trust’ possess infectious, fist-pumping grooves.

The fivesome’s follow up effort is fast, frenzied and a hell of a lot of fun. Dive in head first to this one.