IRON GUTS KELLY: Bloody Kansas: CD

Iron Guts Kelly from Lawrence, Kansas play heavily produced and polished tough-guy hardcore. They are the kind of tough guys who won’t stop telling you how tough they are. I get it already! You could kick my ass. The cover art and album title make me want to think that this is some sort of concept record, but the concept itself escapes me. Is it about Bleeding Kansas, the bloody anti-slavery revolution that took place in the mid-1850s? Is it about war and violence in general? Whatever it is, it misses the mark for me. 

 –Jon Mule (Violent Pacification, violentpacification.com)