***Black Iowa***

For fans of: Itto, Lord Snow, Innards, MNWA and Dads.

BLACK IOWA offer up 3 really good songs, especially considering this is a demo. Each track has its own personality but is generally rooted in jangly, clean guitars that are a little fuzzed and lo-fi sounding. It all fits together quite well with the shouted and occasionally screamed vocals that remind me of older L'Antietam. "Strong Bong" is probably the standout with a really catchy riff midway through the song and some abrupt and off-kilter instrumentals reminiscent of Lord Snow. I'd say that of all the bands listed, BLACK IOWA is generally softer than all of the save Dads.