War Of Ages play that typical metalcore with Gothenburg leanings which is not exactly something that makes you stand out these days. But on album number three they know all the rules in the game and use them expertly. “Arise & Conquer” has everything you can expect to find on a metalcore album including thunderous breakdowns, plenty of angry vocals and guitars shredding like crazy. But there’s also room for guitar solos – I’m loving the hair metal solo in “Salvation” - and superb gang vocals (“Through The Flames”).
They don’t play anything you haven’t heard before but these Pennsylvania dudes did write a very competent album and with a solid production by As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis, there is absolutely nothing wrong with “Arise & Conquer”.