WAR OF AGES
PRIDE OF THE WICKED
Erie, PA quintet War of Ages concocts an East Coast hardcore meets West Coast fashioncore sound on the 10-track PRIDE OF THE WICKED. Trading off metal guitar runs and barking hardcore yells, cuts like the title track and the late ‘80s thrash meets metalcore structuring of “Aftermath” should illicit quite a few pile-ons and other violent expenditures of energy. Killswitch meets Atreyu is what War of Ages conquer, with shades of VFW beatdown hardcore thrown in to keep it rooted in the real.