Iron Flesh – Summoning the Putrid (Melodic Putridity Metal of Death)


Now here’s some filthy garbage even an incinerator can’t purge, though I’m still thoroughly confused as to how the band actually writes their name. It’s either “IronFlesh” or “Iron Flesh” and honestly that annoys the piss out of me. But anyway for this Christmas Eve Summoning the Putrid is a nice one since it’s got green and some red, or rather pink rotting flesh to fit the usual color scheme. Very festive for this time of year and a nice ender as I dig through the remaining backlog. Feast upon this some gross death metal about dying things and cemeteries.


But straight death metal this is not. Iron Flesh have a spectacular groove among the usual riff rolls and machine gun drumming and Summoning the Putrid is several steps beyond the band’s previous work. It’s raw, yet melodious, death, yet doom. There is much to be said about their twisting of limbs to create this resultant pile of rot, but perhaps its most obvious strength is how quick it sticks. So many bands of this type hit hard and fast but lose lung capacity by the end. Iron Flesh, however, smash continuously without losing any of their ugliness, and this is coming from someone who had it on repeat at least eight times over. Rarely does an album of the genre last beyond one or two spins, but these guys have certainly proven themselves over their rather short career.


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Written by Stanley, Devourer of Souls

Iron Flesh – Summoning the Putrid
Great Dane Records

Cover Art: Skaðvaldur
4.3 / 5