10 Songs, 36 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Age of Ignorance catches Our Last Night in the full throes of reinvention, trying out new strategies while keeping the best elements of its past approach. Screamo eruptions and bone-crunching breakdowns are de-emphasized in favor of a more nuanced sound colored by ‘80s-influenced synth textures. Matt Wentworth’s clean vocals and guitar work increasingly emphasize pop hooks and soaring choruses, backed by lean, agile playing by bassist Alex Woodrow and drummer Tim Molloy. Though Trevor Wentworth has less opportunity to unleash his trademark harsh singing here, he does assert himself with a vengeance on “Liberate Me.” The album has much to say about both societal breakdown and personal torment—the title tune is a particularly scathing attack on The Powers That Be. Tracks like “Fate” and “Invincible” grapple with the madness of modern life, while “Reason to Love” rips the bandages off a wounded romance. Eclectic and inventive, Age of Ignorance is the work of a band just starting to find its true voice.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Age of Ignorance catches Our Last Night in the full throes of reinvention, trying out new strategies while keeping the best elements of its past approach. Screamo eruptions and bone-crunching breakdowns are de-emphasized in favor of a more nuanced sound colored by ‘80s-influenced synth textures. Matt Wentworth’s clean vocals and guitar work increasingly emphasize pop hooks and soaring choruses, backed by lean, agile playing by bassist Alex Woodrow and drummer Tim Molloy. Though Trevor Wentworth has less opportunity to unleash his trademark harsh singing here, he does assert himself with a vengeance on “Liberate Me.” The album has much to say about both societal breakdown and personal torment—the title tune is a particularly scathing attack on The Powers That Be. Tracks like “Fate” and “Invincible” grapple with the madness of modern life, while “Reason to Love” rips the bandages off a wounded romance. Eclectic and inventive, Age of Ignorance is the work of a band just starting to find its true voice.

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