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  • Summary: Although the band was formed over a decade ago, this is the debut full-length release for the metal band.
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  1. Jan 20, 2012
    90
    Iron Balls Of Steel is as serious as a metal recording gets; and, at least until those new Meshuggah and Dillinger Escape Plan discs get mastered, it's also the greatest math-metal album of this still-young year.
  2. Jan 20, 2012
    83
    Iron Balls has a lot more grit and gristle to it.
  3. Jan 20, 2012
    80
    Niches, of course, tend to hide most of metal's jewels, and Iron Balls Of Steel is the genre's first great album of 2012.
  4. Jan 20, 2012
    79
    The disc ought to have the proud, few Loincloth faithful weeping with joy, but more importantly, it leaves room for a broader audience to hear what the fuss was all about.
  5. Feb 1, 2012
    60
    Iron Balls Of Steel ultimately raises eyebrows more often than it does fists. [14 Jan 2012, p.51]