Review: Iron Reagan – Worse Than Dead

Rated:

4/5

Featuring Municipal Waste vocalist Tony Foresta and bassist Land Phil (on guitar) alongside two former members of Darkest Hour, Iron Reagan revive the pissed-off political punk/thrash crossover of the ’80s, exhuming none other than the Gipper—every punk’s favorite presidential punching bag—for their namesake. Worse than Dead packs 19 short, sharp shocks like “Eyes Piss Tears,” “Drop the Gun,” and “Eat Shit and Live” into under 25 minutes, leaving absolutely no room for filler—or even breathing. Loaded with monster mosh riffs and airtight thrash gallops crowned with Foresta’s rapid-fire delivery, Iron Reagan deliver a circle-pit soundtrack for the ages. J. BENNETT