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:

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

SPIRIT ADRIFT – CHAINED TO OBLIVION

Okay, so we’ve had one man black metal, now dawns the age of one man doom metal; Spirit Adrift is the brainchild of Arizonian Nate Garrett and following the release of EP ‘Behind – Beyond’ is his debut album ‘Chained to Oblivion’. What’s most immediately striking about this release is … 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

OLD CORPSE ROAD – OF CAMPFIRES AND EVENING MISTS

It’s a great time for British black metal, with the likes of Winterfylleth, Ninkharsag and Fen all raising the bar high. The UK is currently producing some the best music that the genre has to offer and Old Corpse Road could be set to join their ranks with second full-length … Read More

FARFLUNG – 5

The band that Spin cited as being one of Henry Rollins’ top five favourite bands, Farflung are funnily enough now releasing an album entitled ‘5’. The space rock titans are ending an eight year gap between full-lengths, a time period which they filled with splits with the likes of White … Read More