Supreme Chaos by War of Ages on Apple Music

10 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

Don’t be misled by the title of War of Ages’ seventh album—the tracks of Supreme Chaos display a masterful sense of focus and control. After muscling their way to the front ranks of Christian metal, the Pennsylvania quintet confirm their stature with this musically confident and spiritually assertive release. Over the years, War of Ages have shown an ability to avoid wallowing in metallic torpor thanks to their collective agility and precision. These qualities are heightened by the presence of newly recruited Jack Daniels (formerly of Hope for the Dying), who makes his influence felt both as songwriter and guitarist. Together with co-lead player Steve Brown, he brings out the grandeur in “Lionheart,” “Still Small Voice,” and similar bone-crushing workouts. The slink and churn of “Chaos Theory” veers into the hard-chopping rhythms of “On Broken Wings” before settling into the stomping balladry of “Ecstasy.” Frontman Leroy Hamp dives into this musical maelstrom with a crusader’s fervor, howling down the demons of fear and doubt with an urgency you can feel. Cogent and compelling, this is the work of a band at the top of their game.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Don’t be misled by the title of War of Ages’ seventh album—the tracks of Supreme Chaos display a masterful sense of focus and control. After muscling their way to the front ranks of Christian metal, the Pennsylvania quintet confirm their stature with this musically confident and spiritually assertive release. Over the years, War of Ages have shown an ability to avoid wallowing in metallic torpor thanks to their collective agility and precision. These qualities are heightened by the presence of newly recruited Jack Daniels (formerly of Hope for the Dying), who makes his influence felt both as songwriter and guitarist. Together with co-lead player Steve Brown, he brings out the grandeur in “Lionheart,” “Still Small Voice,” and similar bone-crushing workouts. The slink and churn of “Chaos Theory” veers into the hard-chopping rhythms of “On Broken Wings” before settling into the stomping balladry of “Ecstasy.” Frontman Leroy Hamp dives into this musical maelstrom with a crusader’s fervor, howling down the demons of fear and doubt with an urgency you can feel. Cogent and compelling, this is the work of a band at the top of their game.

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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). ~ James Christopher Monger

  • ORIGIN
    Erie, PA
  • FORMED
    2003

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