Free and Wild album tracks: 1. Firebird 2. Kingdom of Steel 3. Free and Wild 4. Adversity 5. Evil in the Keep 6. Cannibal Death Cult 7. Storm Warning 8. Island of the Dead
Iron Dogs hail from the cold and icy depths of Ottawa, Ontario. Frontman Jo, who is also in other bands such as Schizophasia, Blue Cross, and Germ Attak, has managed to keep putting effort into all his bands, with Iron Dogs absolutely thriving.
With all the anticipation of the release date, all of Iron Dog’s fans were excited to get their hands on merch and vinyl. The release date was right at the end of November, closer to the beginning of December. Perfect timing to get ready for a tough Canadian winter ahead.
Eight tracks, extreme speed, very powerful and absolutely one of the best metal albums I’ve heard this year, (regardless of the late release). It’s been a long time since I’ve heard one hell of a gem that could get me excited to write about.
The cover art isn't shy of its hot naked girl covered in blood whilst wielding a sword, heads on each branch around her, with a facial expression full of pure and wild atmosphere.
“Firebird” comes first, with electronic Slough Feg like sounds for a split second, then cuts to heavy guitar playing and heart racing drumming. After that follows, “Kingdom of Steel,” which has lyrics containing war conquering and warlocks.
The track, “Free and Wild” brings you to a peace of mind, like drinking in a forest while trekking with wolves. It makes you feel the call of the wild, an urge to grab beer and wander through nature.
Each song has it’s own unique story to tell, and all are about a sense of freedom and winter. The entire feel and sound of this LP has an almost NWOBHM kind of feel to it with a Manowar/old school power metal sound in the vocals.
From the first track to the last hum, this LP just screams: “Metal! Steel! Wolves! Be Free and Wild!”