Indian Ladder

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All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
Ironweed's debut album, Indian Ladder, was named after a wilderness area just west of the group's native Albany, NY, but their steel-plated heavy rock style has little in common with the great outdoors, in most every other sense. Surely it's eco-friendly and all that, but there's still enough electricity coursing through these songs to start a sizeable forest fire, so let's hope the band's bookings don't involve too many outdoor festivals. All kidding aside, Ironweed's music generally straddles the borderline between groovy stoner rock and straight up heavy metal, meaning mid-paced, head-nodding affairs like "Rid the Earth" and the wah-wah pedal-happy "Penny for Your ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
Ironweed's debut album, Indian Ladder, was named after a wilderness area just west of the group's native Albany, NY, but their steel-plated heavy rock style has little in common with the great outdoors, in most every other sense. Surely it's eco-friendly and all that, but there's still enough electricity coursing through these songs to start a sizeable forest fire, so let's hope the band's bookings don't involve too many outdoor festivals. All kidding aside, Ironweed's music generally straddles the borderline between groovy stoner rock and straight up heavy metal, meaning mid-paced, head-nodding affairs like "Rid the Earth" and the wah-wah pedal-happy "Penny for Your Prayers" are evenly matched against more aggressive, riff-driven juggernauts like "This Faithless Will" and "Death of Me." But Ironweed are even more prone to blur the lines between the two, by mashing both tendencies together into single songs like "A World Away," "Thorn," and "Vertigo," which, coincidentally tend to be album standouts. Or else, they strike into less predictable territory with the rather funky "Lost and Forgotten," whose jumpy main riff harks back to the early '90s funk metal craze, or "Disconnect," whose doom-like chorus sounds a little out of sorts, but works nevertheless. But if one had to pick the strongest suit to hang Ironweed's potential success on, it would have to be singer Jeff Andrews, whose emotionally charged delivery and frankly stupendous range, could really help the band stand out from the post-stoner rock pack, and improve their crossover appeal, to boot. They still aren't likely to sniff the charts with guitars this vicious and carnivorous, but one can safely predict that many a fan of heavy-ass rock & roll will be including Indian Ladder on their best-of 2008 list.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/14/2008
  • Label: Small Stone Records
  • UPC: 709764108525
  • Catalog Number: 85
  • Sales rank: 397,684

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 This Faithless Will (4:02)
  2. 2 Lost and Forgotten (5:05)
  3. 3 Disconnect (4:13)
  4. 4 A World Away (4:45)
  5. 5 Thorn (6:46)
  6. 6 Rid the Earth (5:13)
  7. 7 A Penny for Your Prayers (5:50)
  8. 8 Lifeless Coil (6:24)
  9. 9 Vertigo (4:02)
  10. 10 Death of Me (3:22)
  11. 11 Moth (6:07)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ironweed Primary Artist
Jeff Andrews Vocals
Brendan Slater Bass, Group Member
Ryan Rapp Guitar, Group Member
Benny Grotto Mellotron, cowbell, Group Member
Jeff Andrews Vocals, Group Member
Ryan Rapp Guitar
Technical Credits
Brendan Slater Producer
Chris Goosman Mastering
Mike Saputo Artwork
Ryan Rapp Producer
Ironweed Composer, Audio Production
Benny Grotto Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Jeff Andrews Producer
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