Ironstone is a five-piece progressive metal band from Melbourne, Australia. Bursting onto the scene in 2018 they rapidly earned a reputation for their slick, energetic live show and infectious songs. Influenced by a range of metal genres, their music features the duality of clean and distorted vocals, djent driven riffs and breakdowns, atmospheric layers and epic solos. The result is a contemporary metal sound that is sophisticated, melodic and hard-hitting.
Their new single “Bound” pulses and transitions between heavily down-tuned guitars, subtle electronic elements and a brutal breakdown that leads into a soaring guitar solo. All of this is tied together with an uplifting, melodic chorus that sings of fighting back after being lead astray.
The lyrics describe a scenario of being swept away by someone else’s agenda and the realisation that not everyone has your best interests at heart. It’s about having the courage to break free from a relationship that seems to always favour the other person, and that sometimes you have to fight for control and independence.
The video for “Bound” features black and white studio footage with heavy shadows, representing the darker side of relationships and reminding us that not everything is always as it appears in the light. The video also features a theme of rope, an obvious metaphor for being restricted, and a contemporary dancer who signifies the joy of breaking free.