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Review: Ironflame - Blood Red Victory
Blood Red Victory

Label: Divebomb Records
Year released: 2020
Duration: 39:47
Tracks: 10
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: January 11, 2020
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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Blood Red Victory

Rated 4.5/5 (90%) (2 Votes)

This is the main gig for new Icarus Witch singer Andrew D'Cagna, and I have been curious to get hold of one of his albums since I heard his strong work on Goodbye Cruel World. Ironflame in the studio is apparently a one-man project entirely, which is impressive as hell if it is true, as all the instruments here are handled really well. Aside from some guest spots for guitar leads, all of this appears to be the work of one dedicated metalhead.

I would like to say this is brilliant, but really it is just solidly good. The production is good, with enough meat on it to provide some heaviness. The riffs are solid if not amazing, with a definite influence from US bands like Helstar as well as the expected Maiden and Priest sounds. D'Cagna is a good singer, though he is not extraordinary at any one thing. He has good tone and phrasing, a solid range, and a knack for good vocal melodies, but he doesn't stand out for any particular quality his voice has—he's just good all around, rather than great at one aspect. Blood Red Victory is a really good album of US Heavy Metal that any fan of the genre will find is worth their time.

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