Nov 292013

(Our supporter xBenx has compiled a series of guest posts, this being the third installment. Each one focuses on a different band that he fears may have been overlooked by the masses, and today the spotlight is on Iron Monkey.)

These barbaric English lunatics gave the world a severe beating in the late 90s. Had it not been for the unfortunate passing of Jonny Morrow (RIP) in 2002, they may have even returned to take on Eyehategod for the sludge crown. I know that’s fighting talk, but Iron Monkey were a genuinely fierce up-and-coming contender, underpinned by glistening layers of deliciously thick riffs and Morrow’s tortured vocals. They even made the songs memorable, albeit as sadistically as possible.

I think the artwork from their second album Our Problem encapsulates their putrid spirit majestically; obnoxious, provocative, deliberately vulgar, but so enticing that you cannot restrain yourself from gazing a little longer.

“Bad Year”


“Boss Keloid”


“Fink Dial”



  1. Such a great band, what I’d give to have seen what might have been.

    • Indeed, still can’t believe Jonny is gone, such a shame, were he still here they may have given it another go.

      • Our Problem was a really great album . But they take to me another equally obscure band that seemed to have been conveniently shelved by most sludge fans. It is Time to Burn – Island

  2. First band of this series I’ve heard of before, but I never gave them time. I see now that that was a mistake. I’ll have to track them down on Amazon or something.

  3. i can honestly say i’ve never heard of them, but this is really good stuff

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