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Iron Balls of Steel

by Loincloth

Iron Balls of Steel by Loincloth

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Iron Balls of Steel

by Loincloth

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Label: Southern Lord
This amusingly titled metal album is the work of three guys from Richmond, Virg., and Raleigh, N.C., but has no amusing lyrics to match -- in fact, there are no lyrics at all. Several of Loincloth's 16 instrumentals are over well before they hit the two-minute mark, and only a couple ("Angel Bait," "Clostfroth") slip briefly into shoegaze atmosphere. Individual tracks never quite function as discrete units, either. But the sonic architecture certainly stays brawny -- marked by grimy guitars, hard-hitting drums and math-doom rhythms that occasionally hint at harmolodic jazz fusion.

About This Album

This amusingly titled metal album is the work of three guys from Richmond, Virg., and Raleigh, N.C., but has no amusing lyrics to match -- in fact, there are no lyrics at all. Several of Loincloth's 16 instrumentals are over well before they hit the two-minute mark, and only a couple ("Angel Bait," "Clostfroth") slip briefly into shoegaze atmosphere. Individual tracks never quite function as discrete units, either. But the sonic architecture certainly stays brawny -- marked by grimy guitars, hard-hitting drums and math-doom rhythms that occasionally hint at harmolodic jazz fusion.

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About This Album

This amusingly titled metal album is the work of three guys from Richmond, Virg., and Raleigh, N.C., but has no amusing lyrics to match -- in fact, there are no lyrics at all. Several of Loincloth's 16 instrumentals are over well before they hit the two-minute mark, and only a couple ("Angel Bait," "Clostfroth") slip briefly into shoegaze atmosphere. Individual tracks never quite function as discrete units, either. But the sonic architecture certainly stays brawny -- marked by grimy guitars, hard-hitting drums and math-doom rhythms that occasionally hint at harmolodic jazz fusion.