Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014 Sunday Reviews

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014 Sunday Reviews

Iron Reagan

The Tyranny of Will (Relapse)

Reigning clown prince of metal, Iron Reagan collides members of Municipal Waste, Mammoth Grinder, and Cannabis Corpse into a thrashcore party. Sophomore grenade The Tyranny of Will shrapnels 24 songs in 31 minutes, and not just quick-and-dirty snippets, either. Whether politically charged ("Exit the Game," "In Greed We Trust," "Class Holes") or just pissed off ("Bleeding Frenzy," "Miserable Failure," "Obsolete Man"), the quintet spits out riffs, bridges, verses, and choruses like any pop star – just twice as fast and five times as brutish. There are a few 10-second temper tantrums – chief among them the heartfelt "Your Kid's an Asshole" – but Iron Reagan's genius remains injecting angel dust into songs you'll sing along to even after they whip your ass. Four more years! (1:45pm, Black stage)

***.5

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