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The Devil May Care
Released: 2008, n/a
Reviewer: Robert Williams
Iron Steel is the latest metal supergroup or better pegged as a jam band consisting of contributors such as Skid Row’s Rachel Bolan, Dave Ellefson formerly of Megadeth and Jim LaMarca of Chimaira all contributing on bass guitar and Morgan Rose of Sevendust pounding the skins. Iron Steel also introduces the world to Fran Strine on vocals/guitar and Tommy Redd also on the wailing six string of Satanic shred.
About the music found on the four song EP the band has been handing out and promoting on their myspace page, it could be said that if you enjoy over the top metal vocals a la Nasty Savage and over the top musical themes you will probably enjoy the music of Iron Steel. The band sings in falsetto about sexually transmitted diseases (STD) promiscuous women who shop at Hot Topic (Goth Girl) and of course the clichéd to death praises to lord of darkness Lucifer on (Hail Satan 666)
Iron Steel is best appreciated as a tongue in cheek novelty act much like an updated version of Spinal Tap. Great for a laugh on long roadtrips. The band actually does have chops and the music found on this four song EP is consistently impressive thrash metal, I imagine that no one in the star studded roster of contributing musicians have any kind of priority or stock invested in Iron Steel. I picture the contributors getting together, drinking copious amounts of cheap beer and writing songs to make each other crack up. I could be wrong though. I really enjoy this demo and hope for a whole album from Iron Steel someday.
Fran Strine - Vocals/Guitars
Tommy Redd - Guitars
Dave Ellefson - Bass
Rachel Bolan - Bass
Jim LaMarca - Bass
Morgan Rose - Drums
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