''Iron'' is the first full-length album from the Czech band SILENT STREAM OF GODLESS ELEGY from Hranice, who perform a hybrid sound, mixing aspects of doom with elements of folk in order to produce an elegant and experimental sound. This is a record that will suit the needs of an open minded doom metal fan, who can appreciate the elements of folk as they exist persistently throughout the work. The sound of the quintet is somewhat reminiscent of the early days of THE GATHERING with singer Bart Smits. Similar to the Dutch, SILENT STREAM OF GODLESS ELEGY later developed away from the doomed Gothic/Death Metal of their early days. But here are 12 tracks from exactly this period and this 2018s re-edition is topped up with 5 live bonus tracks, so that you can indulge in these idiosyncratic but interesting sounds for over an hour. ''Iron'', although not the most accomplished record from the Czech outfit, is a brave work which taps into a beautiful emotional concept and exudes eloquence to provide the audience with a touching and memorable effort.