Iron Reagan Worse Than Dead

Iron Reagan Worse Than Dead
5
Municipal Waste released The Fatal Feast just last year, but if you listen to Iron Reagan's Worse Than Dead, you'd be forgiven for thinking they released a really quick follow-up. Therein lies Iron Reagan's main problem: they're basically indistinguishable from their singer and guitarist's main band. Iron Reagan are rounded out by ex-members of Darkest Hour, but their influence isn't nearly as prominent as the crossover thrash of Municipal Waste. Despite instances of extraneous influences — the powerviolence-esque "Slightly Out of Focus" and death metal-influenced "I Ripped That Testament A New Asshole" — the music isn't really worth its own album, let alone a new band. This isn't to say Iron Reagan are a bad group, they're just not a very necessary one. The music contained on Worse Than Dead is on par with Municipal Waste. However, when a new band splinter from a current one, you'd hope to see a fresh side of the members, not just a slightly different angle. (A389)