Iron Boots-Easy Green

Iron Boots
Easy Green 7”
Grave Mistake Records

Oh man, if you thought the Iron Boots demo plagiarized Warzone, it only gets worse here. The first song, War Dogs, is pretty much note for note Fighting For Our Country. I think there needs to be some sort of MLA citation format for when bands do this. The rest of the songs on this 7” are decent to above average 1988 NYHC style in the vein of the aforementioned Warzone. While I was pretty into the demo, even though I chuckle at some of the ridiculously blatant Warzone rip-off parts, this 7” is a disappointing follow-up. Naturally, you cannot put out tons of records in this style without things getting dull; this record just falls flat on all levels. The new songs are slower and bordering on early 90’s style stuff. I even hear a little Crown of Thornz in the song Steam, but that may be just me. Seriously, do not let my misgivings steer you clear of this record. If you are a fan of this genre, you should look into this one and decide for yourself.