Iron Fist Magazine

Evil feminist killjoy whose mission in life is to spoil music for everyone. Angela got into music journalism through a desire to pry into the personal business of rockstars and a sense of self importance that entitles her to tell others what they should and shouldn't listen to. Stop sending her your band's awful promos. She doesn't want them. No one does.

Angela’s Posts:

HEAVY METAL WARRIOR: SANNA CHARLES AND KAMELLIA MCKAYED

DOWNWARD FACING DOOM: THE ART OF DOOM YOGA

“Meditation is the practice of death” – not a million miles from doom metal then. But seriously what’s the link between doom metal and yoga? Can the two ever happily co-exist? It’s hard to imagine the likes of spindly old Bobby Liebling wrapping … Read More

ANGELA MARTYR – THE NOVEMBER HARVEST

Let’s set the scene: you’re visiting a friend who has invited you over for dinner. You sit at a long dining room table, laden with delicious food and it all smells amazing. Nearest to you is a bowl of mashed potato, you take some, it’s really good. You go to … Read More

SPIRITUS MORTIS – THE YEAR IS ONE

Finland’s “first doom band”, Spiritus Mortis have been around for almost three decades, yet ‘The Year Is One’ is only their fourth full-length album. That’s not to suggest the band have not been forthcoming with their output; their back catalogue encompasses a series of demos and splits that would make … Read More

CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX – BRONZE

‘Bronze’ is very much a marker in the very long road of Crippled Black Phoenix; Joe Valk and Karl Demata are long gone, as are the comparisons to Pink Floyd. Justin Greaves’ riffs have headed down a path of stoner groove. The sound of ‘Bronze’ is massive – not just … Read More

ZAUM – EIDOLON

An idealised person or thing – ‘eidos’ – form. A spectre or phantom – eidōlon. Either one of these definitions is befitting of second album ‘Eidolon’ from Canadian duo Zaum. Their sound encompasses the enormity of the likes of Sleep and Om, yet works in a mysticism that’s haunting and ethereal. … Read More

RED FANG – ONLY GHOSTS

With the inclusion of Ross Robinson (Slipknot, Korn) and Joe Barresi (Clutch, Kyuss) in the production process, ‘Only Ghosts’ promises great things before you’ve even pressed play. This album isn’t as instantaneously gripping as previous releases and Red Fang’s overall dynamic has changed a lot – it takes a few … Read More

ALCEST – KODAMA

The conversation surrounding Alcest’s love affair with shoegaze, blackgaze, pop, whatever you want to call it, has overshadowed the actual merit of their sound for years now. Discounting the snoozefest that was ‘Shelter’, Neige and co. possess a back catalogue that transcends labels, instead focusing on genuine creative musicianship. Latest … Read More

INTO BATTLE: SALEM’S POT

Using an asylum as their rehearsal and recording space, and citing influences such as horror movies and Black Sabbath, you can almost imagine what Salem’s Pot are going to sound like before you even hit play. However, there is a rough charm to these Swedes that urges listeners not to … Read More

LORD VICAR – GATES OF FLESH

Finnish doomsters, Lord Vicar, have been relatively quiet for the last five years; aside from a split with Revelation back in 2012, we’ve not heard a peep from them. However, considering each band member has at least one other project on the go, it’s safe to say their absence has … Read More

THE WOUNDED KINGS – VISIONS IN BONE

The first full-length That Wounded Kings have released since Sharie Neyland departed the band and George Birch assumed his former vocal duties, ‘Visions In Bone’ sees the four-piece back on fine form. Having had time to adjust with a string of live performances and the release of EP ‘Curse Of … Read More