In Torment Triumphant – Iron Lungs

2022
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In loving memory of Mikkjal G. Hansen…

When most other local metal bands stayed true to either death, black or thrash metal. Iron Lungs emerged, experimenting with a cluster of different elements from various genres, in the process creating something cohesive, yet oddly foreign. With every member coming from a different musical background, bringing different influences to the table, and with writing contributions from Fríði Djurhuus AKA Joe Shit of Joe & The Shitboys, and pop star Danny Baldurson, an anomaly was born. Being the oddball of the local metalscene, the band has played different gigs across the faroes, from G! Festival to a fancy book release party in Tjørnuvík.

Fronted by the powerhouse that is the one and only Mikkjal G. Hansen formerly of SIC, and his unmistakable screams and roars spouting tales from greek to egyptian mythologies, to the dystopian science fiction world of Harlan Ellison. On the album opener ‘Light Eather’ Jón Aldará of Hamferð makes an appearance with his demonic growls and operatic voice.

The songs on ‘In Torment Triumphant’ are groove based mid-tempo epics with unusual song structures filled with tempo changes and odd time signatures, making the listener guessing where the songs will go at every turn. Soaring guitar melodies, haunting and atmospheric chordprogressions, caveman riffs, ferocious blastbeats, and the roaring low end of a bass guitar summoned from the depths of hell. Elements from Metalcore, death metal, progressive and groove metal are mixed together to form this monstrosity of an album.

With this release we also want to honor and remember our beloved friend Mikkjal G. Hansen, the most powerful frontman the Faroe Islands have ever had.

 

Released on the following formats:
Digitally on all major platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, etc.). You can check it out on the player below.