War Of Ages - Pride Of The Wicked

Published Wednesday 26th March 2008
War Of Ages - Pride Of The Wicked
War Of Ages - Pride Of The Wicked

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 20190-14668
LABEL: Facedown FCD055

Reviewed by Ben Hurrell

War Of Ages arrived on the scene in 2005 with a self-titled debut carrying a distinctive brand of hardcore. Mixing the style of mainstream hardcore acts such as Hatebreed and Madball with a guitar sound more often found in thrash the band quickly gained a large following. This, the band's second album, picks up where the debut finishes: bold lyrics, big riffs and even bigger breakdowns. The most distinctive part of War Of Ages' sound is the guitars: harmonized riffs and frantic solos are a rare commodity in this type of hardcore but the band mixes the styles seamlessly. Album highlights include the slightly irregular "Fall Of Pride" which switches back and forwards between thrash riffs and hardcore breakdowns, and the driving epic "Rise From The Ashes". The lyrics mostly deal with the struggles of life and dependence on God for strength, and the record appropriately closes with the encouraging call to arms, "Stone By Stone". While the band's debut was strong, War Of Ages has proved here that they can compete with bands of the highest level and this CD should have a home in the collection of every fan of the genre.

The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.

Interested in reviewing music? Find out more here.

Reader Comments

Posted by sydney comini in california @ 16:54 on Aug 27 2007

I LOVE YOUR BAND!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Will Merkes in Gibsonburg, Ohio USA @ 15:04 on Sep 22 2006

Even though I don't have it, from purevolume and other sources, this is going to be great.

The opinions expressed in the Reader Comments are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms.

Add your comment

We welcome your opinions but libellous and abusive comments are not allowed.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. By clicking 'Send comment' you consent to Cross Rhythms storing and processing your personal data. For more information about how we care for your data please see our privacy policy.