Iron Age / Sleeping Age , The
Album: Sleeping Age , The   Collection:General
Artist:Iron Age   Added:Sep 2009
Label:Tee Pee Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-09-20 Pull Date: 2009-11-22 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Nov 15 Nov 1 Oct 4
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 14, 2009: Bloodstains Across Atherton
3. Sep 30, 2009: public noize racket
The Way Is Narrow
2. Oct 27, 2009: Bearstains Across The Roofs Of Atherton

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2009-09-18
Heavy ass modern Metal from Austin, TX. Shouted vocals and thick and well played riffs and a few NWOBHM style guitar harmonies and a fixation on hardcore tempos. Vocally it sounds at bit like Obituary’s Donald Tardy.

(((((1))))) Short intro then breaks into very heavy & fast then mid-tempo riffs and shouted vocals.
((((((2))))) Classic Metallica riffage mixed with Obituary vocals and a hardcore-ish tempo.
((((((3)))))) (FCC “Fucking” sung once) Slow traditional, very nice Heavy Metal riffing with more galloping and nice rasp in the vocals. Then a “Justice”-era Metallica ode around 2:40.
((((4)))) Ambient interlude – decent but out of place.
((((((5)))))) More odes to “Justice”-era Metallica (& Testament) then slows down into some kinda weird mix of sludgy southern swaggery metal. Interesting.
((((6)))) Galloping fast with (proper) hardcore & metal vocals. But drags on way too long.
((((7)))) Starts where the last riff/song left off. Comes off like Obituary’s Donald Tardy fronting a punkifed version of “Justice” Metallica (again but It’s true!)
(((8))) Slow intro that eventually builds into another heavy rawker which is unfortunately not discernable from Track #7 or #5.

Track Listing
1. The Sleeping Eye Of The Watcher   5. A Younger Earth
2. Dispossessed   6. Arcana Pt. I
3. Burden Of Empire   7. Arcana Pt. Ii
4. Materia Prima   8. The Way Is Narrow