Ironsword None But The Brave on Colored 2LP
First Pressing on Colored Vinyl
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It seems like it's been over a decade since we've heard some new Ironsword, but technically it's only been about 7 years since Overlords of Chaos came out. When that album came out it was by far their best album in their full-length catalog. It received massive praise by the heavy metal press that didn't really cover Shadow Kingdom Records releases back then. It was not only a break through album for the band, but it also helped the Shadow Kingdom label gain more vision as well.
So finally we have the new 2015 Ironsword album, None But the Brave. Long time fans must be wondering what they might sound like now since it's been so long. Well the 12-track set sounds like a great continuation of their previous album and as if it was written back to back with Overlords of Chaos. It's on par with its predecessor if not arguably better. What shines the most on this album is their Exciter influence. They really put some speed precision into some of these new songs and if you've never heard this band before, think of a blend of Iron Maiden and Exciter and you're awfully close to what they sound like.
If you're into more obscure metal, throw in Brocas Helm and Manilla Road along with the aforementioned bands and you're pretty much dead on to what they sound like. None But the Brave screams cult classic in the making and this will be a treat for heavy metal fans just getting into this band as it's not only a great album, but a great place to start not to mention their best looking album cover to date as well. They pretty much invented the clean/barbaric style vocals, and when you blend those vocals along with the intensity of their music, it's a perfect fit!