Stu Lister leads the charge with some powerhouse vocals that can still be heard over the thick and heavy guitar riffs. The five songs come at you fast and furious, but what knocks the ball out of the park is that their choruses are rooted in smart melodies, accented with many well placed harmonies. Great stuff to pump your fist in the air to. There is some room for growth, and Age would benefit from big league production, but “Useless Souvenirs” should be the ticket that helps them secure some significant backing. That said – there is a certain charm about the production…Age put the “raw” in “rawk”!
My favorite cuts include “Battery”, “Your Last Day”, and “I’m Not Done”. If these guys keeps enveloping good hooks and harmony in crunchy loud guitars, and avoid the temptation to scream and rap, it seems inevitable that they’ll be international stars in no time.
Age is one of those rare contemporary bands that will suit old school and modern rockers alike. I’d recommend you check them out now if you rock out to Hawthorne Heights, Three Days Grace, or Puddle of Mudd.
iPOD-worthy: 1, 4, 5
Age on MySpace.