Saturday 5 February 2022

Iron Linings - Pressure Valve (EP Review)

Release Date: February 04th 2022. Record Label: Self Released. Format: DD

Pressure Valve  - Tracklisting

1.Ex-File 02:22

2.On Pluto 02:40

3.Dust District 02:43

4.Art Death 03:49


Bruce - Bass Guitar

David - Drums

Nate - Guitar/Vocals


Punk/Noise/Sludge Rock crew Iron LInings new EP PRessure Valve is what you expect it to be. A snarling and aggressive sound with a street level attitude. The guys promote themselves as a Punk/Noise Rock but there is a sludgy undercurrent to their overall sound. The songs on the EP last a few minutes each with the band writing spiky lyrics to match.

The music is quite refreshing even with the aggressive and violent grooves contained within the music. I adored the musical breakdowns in second song On Pluto with its flashy sense of Punk Rock adventure and even Psychedelic flair that appears.

Lead vocalist Nate has a cool Punk/Noise Rock presence and becomes even better when the EP moves over to heavier Sludge Rock and Post-Hardcore grooves. 

Iron Linings show a lot of potential and promise here. Sure I would have liked a couple more songs but for an introduction to the band, this EP is an exciting and fast-paced musical adventure that sets the bar high for these guys to follow for their next release.

Excellent and Highly Recommended.

Words by Steve Howe


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