EP Review : This Burning Age – Supplication

Screen Shot 2014-05-05 at 18.07.51Ah,the question of originality in music.It has been proven to be an eternal debate. And with the band we’re talking about today ,it definitely is there. First, the release process they chose is quite uncommon : ‘Supplication’ is the first of four three track EPs which are all planned for release in the next twelve months. The second intriguing thing with This Burning Age is the wideness of their inspirations,from Nine Inch Nails to the infamous Smashing Pumpkins. Now, how do we define their sound? Dude, this kind of question hasn’t occurred to us since Enter Shikari.

After a fair amount of listens to the EP, we’ll settle for the saying that This Burning Age are halfway in between Depeche Mode and Sonic Youth – but don’t get us wrong,they are not at all lost. No,there is a wide sense of certainty in the release, and even though the band goes in a lot of different directions, it isn’t at all messy nor does it feel unfinished. This Burning Age explore an immense range of sound and it is at the same time very pleasing for the ears and refreshing.

And even though the sound variates through the EP,the theme is constant at all times – Disappeared is about the struggle to love and keep on living in a broken world, and is inspired by Dylan Thomas’ ‘Do not go gentle into that good night’. Your Will Is My Kill talks about sado-masochistic and destructive love from the perspective of a disturbed dominant male character, whilst Want focuses on unrequited love and unhealthy obsession… They have lost themselves so completely that they’re “aware their own life is breaking down as a result,” frontman and vocalist Friday explains.

This is definitely not the last time you’ll be hearing about This Burning Age here,so watch this space,since three more EPs are coming in the near future,and we definitely cannot wait to see what the band has in stock!


I want to be a journalist when I become an adult. When I’m not listening to sad bands or ranting about feminism, I do embroidery and watch Parks And Recreation.

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