In these days of streamed music and quick to rise, quick to fall bands, it is hard to root out those that live and breathe rock right down to their bones. Motorhead is one of these truly exceptional oddities whom would say: “screw the rest of you, we are going to do it our way.” That is exactly what they have been doing for the past 40 years. It is easy to forget the rich writing heritage of icon Lemmy.
It is rare that a metal band from Northern Ireland produces something with such aggression and heartfelt passion that is more than capable of competing against its European counterparts. The straight ahead metal bands have always seemed to have an inherent fear of being just that – Metal. Ironheart have risen from nowhere and delivered a killer punch with this debut release.