IRONFLAME – Blood Red Victory

IRONFLAME - Blood Red Victory
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    IRONFLAME - Blood Red Victory - 7/10


Divebomb Records USA (CD Format Only)
Metalworld Switzerland (Vinyl & Cassette Format)
Release date: February 7, 2020

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Blood Red Victory is the third album from Ohio based Heavy Metal band Ironflame. The band began in 2016 as a solo project for multi-instrumentalist Andrew D’Cagna, and Blood Red Victory was recorded in much the same way, with D’Cagna performing all parts except lead guitar, which were provided by Quinn Lukas and Jesse Scott, who are part of the live version of the band.

Ironflame touts themselves as a Modern Heavy Metal band, but their sound is very reminiscent of NWOBHM, Epic Metal, and at times, Viking Metal. Lots of twin leads, lyrics about battle, steel, and Heavy Metal glory. Blood Red Victory is a good sounding record, with a bit of a throwback sound. It’s got a bright sound, a sharp snap crack, and a very NWOBHM aesthetic with a more modern production value. The style is definitely a throwback, however.

Fans of NWOBHM, Saxon, Armored Saint, Grim Reaper, and Manowar will most likely enjoy this latest offering from Ironflame. People seeking a modern metal sounding act might be a bit misled by that description, but fans looking for fresh material with modern production in the old school style will find exactly that in Blood Red Victory.



  • Stevie Shred

    Stevie was a reviewer here at Metal Express Radio. He is currently the lead guitarist for Melodic Rock band Red Reign, based in Richmond, Virginia, USA. Red Reign toured with Tesla in 2017, and shared the stage with Dokken, FireHouse, Lita Ford, Kix, Quiet Riot, and others at various dates around the US in 2018. Stevie heard his first KISS record at the age of 6 and was immediately hooked on Rock and Roll guitar. Over the course of years his tastes evolved, graduating from KISS to Ozzy and Van Halen; and then into Hair Metal. Over time, harder and faster music drew him. Bands like Metallica, Pantera, and Anthrax led the way, and Killswitch Engage took him over the top. Stevie has a deep passion for the guitar, not only playing them, but building them as well.

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