While Iron Reagan has been around since 2012, it was not until Worse Than Dead did they finally come under my radar and instantly blew me away with their classic punk sound. I actually mistook them for a band that formed in the 80’s as their aggressive thrash metal style and punk-like message created this blast from the past mentality that would combine both ripping guitars and a large focus on breaking down everything in Iron Reagan’s path. With their newest record, Crossover Ministry, they once again reach into that “fun” aspect of listening to music where circle pits, mosh pits, dancing, and movement is all encouraged, a seamless throwback but step forward for metal music.
Iron Reagan moves powerfully and transitions between tracks in a blasting motion, there are no seconds wasted before a guitar is being ripped apart, drums are pounding, and vocals are shouted over the hits of music that reign in a constant shifting style. It feels almost as every track on Crossover Ministry is in a race with itself and wants to keep the steady pace of sprinting. Iron Reagan takes no breaks through the near thirty-minute journey of crushing instrumentals and an overarching theme of aggression that will trade blows and always come out on top.
Category: New MusicTags: A Dying World, Blatant Violence, Bleed the Fifth, Condition Evolution, Crossover Ministry, Dead with My Friends, Dogsnotgods, Eat or Be Eaten, Fuck The Neighbors, Grim Business, Iron Reagan, Matt's Music Mine, Matthew Ryan Miramontes, Megachurch, More War, New Music, No Sell, Parents of Tomorrow, Power of the skull, Relapse Records, RICHMOND, Shame Spiral, Twist Your Fate, You Never Learn