The New Ages – “The Forest/Destruction Holds The Key”

 The New Ages – “The Forest/Destruction Holds The Key”

The New Ages – “The Forest”/”Destruction Holds The Key” – Singles Review

Awesome! Always love to see great musicians still out there making great music! Here we are, with The New Ages gracing our pages once again – it’s been awhile since we’ve heard from them with our last review for their EP Piper Man taking place at nearly this time last year; but still – that’s hardly a complaint. New music from this hardworking band from Birmingham, UK on a yearly basis could certainly only be considered a gift to the ears!

Throughout its subtle beginning, “The Forest,” contains that rhythm and pulse of a single-worthy track right from the moment it starts. This song, through and through, sounds like a complete hit; a simple but perfected vocal flow with an all-out chorus and truly ripping beat connect this track together seamlessly. The frantic, scattered vocals from their vocalist Ant come out perfectly with this track and really capture the intensity through both the lyrics and the delivery. Drums, bass, guitars; The New Ages are all completely at the top of their game in what is clearly a hit-song ready to roll out to the masses.

“Destruction Holds The Key,” made me check that review we had done a year ago on The New Ages. Did I hear all these elements of Rush, hints & notes of Placebo before? Yes. Yes I did. But here’s one that I didn’t that will serve as a great comparison for our Canadian readers out there…The Watchmen. Anyone that knows, remembers & loves their brilliant lo-fi debut called McLaren Furnace Room – The New Ages are certainly designed for your ears as well. It’s the incredible focus in this band that leads these four to victory every time they push record. You can tell from the sheer quality of these songs and their last EP that they clearly don’t release’em until they’re 100% perfect and ready to rock. “Destruction Holds The Key,” is another incredible ripping & thrashing beat from The New Ages with an anthem style chorus that will really ignite the crowd from a live stage.

It’s also clear, The New Ages aren’t going ANYWHERE; if anything they only get tighter & tighter as a unit as they continue to rock over time. We can only hope there’s a full album planned in this next year to come; these two singles are a complete indication that The New Ages are blazing the right trail with their gritty, melodic & inventive rock.

But even if there’s not an album coming…which all of my instincts tell me to seriously doubt…you better believe I’ll be looking forward to this same time around next year when The New Ages are bound to turn up again! But trust my gut – you always have you fine music-fans you…I’d put all my chips on a bet that we’ll hear more from this electrifying UK band a lot sooner than another year from now. With all the energy in their music – there’s no way The New Ages can stay contained for long!

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