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4.9 out of 5
44 Ratings
44 Ratings
Chadywacker

WOA does it again

Man these guys are great and this new CD is SAVAGE! You just gotta love the Double Pedal Metal for Jesus!

WhatTheWhat1

War of Ages releases yet another album of chaotic serenity

It seems Christmas has come early in 2017, as War of Ages has finally released a long-awaited 7th installment to their impressive & lasting reign at the top of metalcore. “Alpha” came as a surprise to fans, as it was released a mere month after being announced, much to the delight of metal heads everywhere.

Alpha does not fail to deliver War of Ages’s classic formula of what can only be described as wonderfully chaotic, brutally delightful, satisfyingly aggressive, and pleasing to the ear.

The guitar work is among the best War of Ages has ever produced, which speaks volumes considering it has always been phenomenal. The percussion has also been ramped up, as it no longer sounds like the drummer is playing a miniature drum kit in the background like on Supreme Chaos. His ability to feel his way through the song & play what is necessary is impressive - no matter the song, you can can count on the drums being very, very pleasing to the ear and exactly what is needed at the moment. This is perhaps the most improved part to me, but one thing to consider is the mixing seems much better on Alpha than previous albums, which can allow the drums to be more apparent.

As always, War of Ages delivers fantastic lyrical content about the struggles of life, being a man of honor & Strength, and being a steadfast warrior of God, standing in the gap. “Alpha” is more in-your-face than previous albums, which is a small but welcomed change. Facing your demons & overcoming are a lot easier when you have albums like this playing in the background. The vocals themselves are as brutal as War of Ages has ever been - new overlaying vocals is also a great addition, adding to the brutality.

Overall, Alpha is a welcomed addition to the impressive War of Ages resumé, and one can argue it stands above all the rest. Many bands begin to fade or lose touch with their music after the years pass - not War of Ages. They have proved once again they are a force to be reckoned with in the world of metal, and still reign as one of few kings of metal core.

Xworin

Wow

Love the new cd and my buddy and I were first to see the cover lol it was awesome biggest fan keep bringing it WOA love it.

About War of Ages

Based out of Erie, Pennsylvania, decibel-pushing, spiritually charged Christian metalcore outfit War of Ages specializes in a muscular blend of post-hardcore/screamo and melodic, faith-based death metal. Formed in 2002 under the moniker Point Zero, the band issued its first album under the name War of Ages via Strike First Records in 2005. The buzz from that album carried the group over to Facedown Records for their sophomore outing, 2006's Pride of the Wicked. 2008's Facedown-issued Arise and Conquer and 2010's Eternal were produced by As I Lay Dying's Tim Lambesis, who contributed vocals to the latter. 2012's Return to Life was recorded with and engineered by Zeuss (Shadows Fall, Hatebreed) at Planet Z Studios, and 2014's hard-hitting Supreme Chaos came to life with the help of Josh Barber (Norma Jean) and Will Putney (For Today). October 2017 saw the release of the singles "Cut Throat" and "Creator" in anticipation of the arrival of the band's eighth full-length, Alpha, which dropped later that December. ~ James Christopher Monger

ORIGIN
Erie, PA
GENRE
Rock
FORMED
2003

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