Review of Burden of Beast in CVLT Nation!
From CVLT Nation: http://www.cvltnation.com/burden-of-beast-age-of-collapse-review/
With all of the ills going in society, I find myself listening to music that reflects the things that are on my mind. The album from San Diego’s Age of Collapse, Burden of Beast, out now via Aborted Society, is the kind of food for thought that I need. People might label this band crust, but honestly I’m down to put a knife to the throat of boundaries, because this record is just kick ass music. As songwriters, Age of Collapse really know how to manifest captivating moments of honest emotion. A grand example of this is their tune “Hands Take That” – every second of this listening experience is fucking perfect. The intro is a erie walk in the woods, before these huge dirty guitar parts come into the air and are surrounded by dis-beat drumming. The riffage on this song is full of compassion and empathy, which is an ideal soundscape for an unforgettable vocal performance that shouts at humanity to wake the fuck up! Age of Collapse are masters at dipping angst in deep wells of dark melody to create a sonic wall of black magic that will have you under their spell for sure! When you hear the opening of “Final March,” you can totally envision the agony of the downpressed, and realize that they can’t stand for it any longer. The vocalist in this band sings from deep down in their life experiences, and you never feel like you are being preached too. As a whole, Age of Collapse seem like they wanted to make a statement with the release of Burden of Beast, and they fucking succeeded. What really impresses me about Age of Collapse is the level of honesty that this album has – they didn’t play it safe, they just decided to be themselves. In closing, every fucking song on this album is a fucking banger – real recognize real, support this band.
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