Acid Age are a band from Northern Ireland that plays a mixture of thrash and punk and this is a review of their 2014 album "Drone Shark Ethics" which was released by Witches Brew.
A guitar solos starts off the album before going into a very fast thrash metal direction which also utilizes a good amount of blast beats and the solos are also used on the later songs as well and on the second track aggressive vocals are added into the music and they are in more of a hardcore or crossover direction.
All of the songs have a very vintage 80's sound to them along with all of the musical instruments having a powerful presence in the songs and sound like they could of been recorded in that time period and the vocals also bring in a melodic tone at times, as the album progresses the band adds in elements of NWOBHM into their hardcore/thrash sound and one of the later tracks also brings in influences from 50's rock and they close the album with a cover of Elvis Presley's "Hound Dog"..
Acid Age plays a very old school crossover mixture of thrash and hardcore punk that is very aggressive and heavy throughout the whole album, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover real life themes with a sense of humor.
In my opinion Acid Age are a very great sounding mixture of hardcore punk and thrash and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Hyper thrash" "Charles Gein" "No Place to Skate" and "Skeptic butcher". 8 out of 10.
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