For those jostling for position in the crowded fields of hardcore, metal and the intersectional …
Well shit. What do you call a band who are about to release their 17th album? A legacy band; a legendary band; an iconic band? All of the above, sure … but ultimately, Bad Religion.
The Los Angeles heavy-weights of punk will be dropping Age of Unreason on 3rd of May, marking the newest addition of their archive which will be out on Epitaph records.
Chaos From Within introduces the album with a barrage of drumming and streamline guitar licks. The lyrically driven choruses lead us further into the compilation with a tone reminiscent of their previous records. The Paranoid Style combines politics and paranoia with The Approach to charge us into the realm of Bad Religion’s signature power chords and upheaving rhythm section, which charges us into the relatively uncharted territory of the band.
Age of Unreason has comprised everything that we love about Bad Religion and more; with tracks that never skip a beat or miss the opportunity to open our minds
As they integrate some solid rock n roll into their usually power-punk tracks, we’re shown a new side of the band that we can appreciate through slower beats (for this band at least) which we can momentarily keep up with.
Big Black Dog is quite literally a howling number that’ll have the grooves stuck in your head as the album plays on, showcasing new elements of Bad Religion’s authenticity before ending with the familiarity that rings through What Tomorrow Brings.
A powerful 14 track release, Age of Unreason has comprised everything that we love about Bad Religion and more; with tracks that never skip a beat or miss the opportunity to open our minds, this solidifies that age won’t be slowing these blokes down anytime soon.
STANDOUT TRACKS: Lose Your Head, Big Black Dog, My Sanity
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