Thursday 19 April 2018


GenresPunk / Hardcore / Post-Hardcore / Post-Metal / Screamo / Skramz
Related artists: Tamora, Let It Out Matt and Frontflip.
CountryPortland, Oregon U.S.A.
Years Active2017-present
Song: "A New Nihilism for the Selfie Generation"
Album: "Gilded Age"
Year: 2018
For fans ofFear Before The March Of Flames, Perfect BlueCity Of Caterpillar, Prize The Doubt, Cadence Fox, The Chariot, Portrayal Of Guilt, Majority Rule, Birds In Row, Yurodivy, Remote, Carved Up, Youth Novel, Barque, Litany For The Whale and Continents aka PROPER SCREAMO.
Label(s): Self Released
This post's artist is from the April 2018 Mix. This is track #7.
You can download: the April 2018 Mix#4 right here or get the new May 2018 Mix#5 here.

Falling somewhere between hardcore and screamo, Portland's new beast GILDED AGE released their debut EP in early 2018 and it's still kickin' ma ass. It begins with the superb "A New Nihilism for the Selfie Generation", which lets you know right off the bat that the balanced dual vocals with high and low end screams will be prevalent throughout the driving and venomous hardcore. There are a few slowdowns that permeate the air of some tracks, but nevertheless amass and eventually bring about the storms, of which there are many. "The Vultures are Eating Themselves" keeps the thunder going and boasts huge drums, as well as a killer buildup that begins at 30 seconds and hits a prolonged climax that sweeps throughout the remainder of the song. "This Rally is a Funeral" is a much dirtier romp with a final 30 seconds that are stellar. "Oh You Bore Us (having your ass up your own head)" has a Perfect Blue vibe with driving instrumentals and wicked screams, making it a good candidate for best song on the record. "Hope Has No Place Here"  has a brooding opening that culminates at 2:08 (that's more than halfway through the song!) and is reminiscent of Litany For The Whale and Yurodivy and might be my favourite section on the album. Closer "Sisyphus Votes for God" reaches 5:16 and opens dripping in post-hardcore/post-metal with a slow, brooding and doomy first minute. The chorus of voices screaming, "Your god is dead!" from about 1:20-1:30 is powerful as fuck, as is the subsequent foray into dreamy post-hardcore.

Lastly, this post timed out nicely with GILDED AGE's record release show this Sunday, April 22 in Portland. Here's the show poster.



2018 - Gilded Age cassette/12"EP (stream/donate/download here)


(2018) GILDED AGE - "Oh You Bore Us (having your ass up your own head)" (from 'Gilded Age')

(2018) GILDED AGE - "A New Nihilism for the Selfie Generation" (from 'Gilded Age')

(2018) GILDED AGE - "The Vultures Are Eating Themselves" (from 'Gilded Age')


GILDED AGE additional links


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