Insane crossover thrash band Iron Voltage outta Indonesia have this sound down on lock. The band was formed in 2016 as a response to wanting to create something married to major thrash oldskool releases such as Metallica’s “Kill ‘Em All”, “And Justice For All”, early Exodus, grooves of Pantera all mixed with Cro-Mags and Leeway and even merge those sounds with OSDM elements from Obituary, Entombed, to Dismember.
We think they knocked it out the park.
They’ve just released their debut album ‘Devastation’ and today released a music video for the title track. In Indonesia in order to help move physical releases, digital releases don’t get launched until months after (respect) and thus we don’t have a full album stream. You’re going to have to suffice with the track streaming below – and if you’re like us, you’ll repeat over and over.
The band states, “The album talks about the dark times amid World War II. So much destruction and loss of life. That period was an era in which the desire of world leaders was aroused to rule by proffering pawns of slaves of war. Soldiers go to war carrying delusions of nationalism, abandoning compassion and humanity: kill or be killed. On the battlefield, millions of human lives are forced to accept the disasters created by humans, becoming victims of the madness of jumping bullets to the booming of ammunition. The battle was reconstructed from time to time, in a different style. The ruling gang is now operating a “silent war” with the same goal: the interests of individual and group inner satisfaction, even if in a cruel way. The background story is contained in the lyrics wrapped in a fictional format, and briefly outlined in the album which means destruction.”