Released: 2011, Regain
IRON DAWN is a little stop-gap EP to tide us over until the next full-length in 2012. Wrapped in an eye-catching cover, you don’t see yellow too often in Metal art, IRON DAWN sticks with a bit of a World War II theme.
Not too much to tell, these three songs clock in at 13 minutes, two fast ones, one slow one. Comes in a digi-pak and collectors vinyl and die-hard fans will want to pick this up. In my experience most of these EP’s (especially Marduk’s) get added onto other albums as bonus tracks, when those albums come out in various territories or reissues.
Normally I wouldn’t bother reviewing a simple three track single, but Marduk is one of my favorite Black Metal bands and having seen them recently cemented that thought. Of the three songs, the opener ’Warschau 2’ is my favorite with an ominous air-raid siren wailing in the background of the songs as well as effects of dropping bombs that compliment the blistering song nicely.
It’s the bands 6th EP overall and no cover tunes this time oddly enough. It is said that these songs will not be on the next album but we will have to wait and see. I wouldn’t start my Marduk collection with this, I’d grab one of several fine compilations they have first, but for fans this is a must buy.