There once was a band from Limerick…no I won’t do that. I am sure Iron Mountain have heard it all. The Irish band combine post metal with folk metal while filtering it through their own Celtic influences. It makes for a very interesting and unique sound.
“Unum” is a very cinematic album which puts the listener in the Irish countryside or sitting next to a bonfire listening to a band play. It’s an interesting dichotomy that the band have here. Thunderous riffing mixed with pipes, flutes, and fiddles makes for an interesting sonic journey.
Personally, I am not a big fan of Celtic music. Thus, I find the over abundance of flutes and pipes to be a bit much. The guitars are thick and heavy so the pipes and flutes are so high pitched, cutting thru the wall of guitars. It got a bit much for me.
The songs themselves are all very well written. They have great hooks and melodies, making them very memorable. If you wish a band like Eluveitie did an album with Tempel, you might get “Unum.” Iron Mountain make some very real Celtic Thunder.
Label: Prophecy Productions