(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)
Seattle sludgemongers Old Iron have returned with their sophomore outing, “Lupus Metallorum“, released today (Friday, Aug. 18) via the Good To Die label. If you know anything about Old Iron (aka Jesse Roberts, Jerad Shealey and Trent McIntyre) then you know they create some intensely powerful music. Sure, it is a doom and sludge extravaganza but it contains some nicely enticing melodic nuances as well.
Lupus Metallorum is not afraid to explore and it goes carousing into revealing moments of psyche and groove at times. Where the band’s debut Cordyceps was more in touch with the dronier side of doom, the new record is a different story altogether.
Take it for a lumbering spin now via the Soundcloud embed below and then go purchase yourself a copy here.