Iron Core is a rockin’ blast from the past hailing from Columbia, New Jersey. The 4-piece hard rock act harkens back to the sounds of 80’s metal, combining influences like Motley Crue, Iron Maiden, and Van Halen to make a more modern sounding group that is as refreshing as it is nostalgic. Their lead single, Louder, from their upcoming EP Before The Brave, is everything you could hope for in a hard rock song, and then some.
Louder kicks off with a tasty guitar riff that serves as the basis for the whole song. All of the other instruments join in relatively quickly, and before you know what’s hit you – there’s a guitar solo happening. Things settle down for the verses where the unmistakable 80’s metal vocals come in. This leads the listener into an anthemic chorus flooded with gang vocals that feel right at home next to iconic tracks like Panama or Pour Some Sugar On Me.
The bridge of Louder is arguably the most diverse part of the song. It breaks away from the established vibe and introduces a sort of Egyptian feel to the track. This is the point in the song where the musicians really let their talents shine, and it takes the song to a much deeper level.
The members of Iron Core have an incredible talent to craft deceptively catchy rock tunes that, much like their inspirations, are dripping with attitude and sex appeal, and are just a whole lot of fun. A large reason Iron Core is so successful in what they do is because the musicianship of the band is absolutely fantastic. Louder is a prime example of all of this, combining elements of hard rock, pop-rock, and even prog-metal, making for a song that has the ability to appeal rock fans, both old and new alike.
Find out more about Iron Core via Bongo Boy Records.