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Review: Deadiron - Out of the Rust and Ruin
Out of the Rust and Ruin

Label: Independent
Year released: 2012
Duration: 44:51
Tracks: 11
Genre: Heavy/Power Metal

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: December 29, 2013
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Readers Rating
Out of the Rust and Ruin

Rated 3.5/5 (70%) (8 Votes)

Deadiron, from Cleveland, Ohio, are a completely new band to me, even though they have been around since 2007. Deadiron plays a melodic style that builds more on the traditions of the early days of Heavy and Power Metal and doesn't follow the masses of modern-sounding Metal bands. The band began their recording career with a self-titled 3-track EP in 2011, building up a firm foundation for all that what was to come over the next year.

Out of the Rust and Ruin, the title of Deadiron's debut album, contains 11 songs and offers a pretty decent-sounding package of smooth, catchy US-styled Heavy/Power Metal that doesn't just go in one ear and out the other. Deadiron undoubtedly internalized the importance of not over-doing things and kept things simple and stripped down on Out of the Rust... It definitely helps when a band understands the true meaning of "Maiden-esque" melodies. It also helps to have a vocalist in your band that is capable of impressing people and Alexander van Ness is the kind of singer whose range and capabilities suits Deadiron's songs perfectly. He's no Matt Barlow but is definitely better than your average Heavy/Power Metal shouter. If I had to make a comparison, Deadiron sounds like a stripped-down version of Iced Earth and the defunct Finnish melo-Metal act, Cryhavoc.

Deadiron's follow-up album, tentatively titled Cast No Shadow, is scheduled for early 2014 and I'm in because Out of the Rust and Ruin truly made a positive impact on me.

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