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Age of Fire - 'Amongst the Shadows'

By Anthony Nguyen & Staff

"Amongst the Shadows" is a heavy metal track by Age of Fire that delves into the fears and phobias that emerge when darkness falls. This song is the first single from their upcoming album, From the Forge, expected later this year boasting songs that address themes in which light and dark intersect.

The song begins with a solitary bass line, building anticipation before the entrance of the guitar and drums, which amplify the energy to palpable levels. The drums, played by Bill Rad Morris, are exceptionally powerful, while the guitar, handled by Greg Brown, roars with intensity. Rick Brown's bass provides a rock solid foundation that expertly ties the composition together. Greg Brown's vocals, gritty and powerful, complement the instrumental elements perfectly.

The first chorus bursts with energy, setting the tone for the rest of the track. The instrumental bridge is a headbanger's delight. It seems to wind down, before going right back into the addicting melody before leading into an electrifying guitar solo filled with melodic lines that showcase Greg Brown's deft skill. The final chorus and outro deliver a satisfying conclusion, making the listener feel as if they are right there at the live concert. The band's tight performance throughout the track is noteworthy, enhancing the live concert vibe.

The overall production of “Amongst the Shadows” is exceptional. The song transitions smoothly from one section to another, creating a cohesive listening experience. The mix is impressive, with punchy drums, expansive guitars, and well-integrated vocals that avoid being overshadowed by the instrumentation. The maniacal laughter during the chorus adds a unique and engaging touch.

The lyrics effectively reinforce the song's theme, capturing the essence with lines like, "Watching the shadows devouring the light / Trying to resist, with all of your might." This lyrical prowess contributes significantly to the song's impact. The song seeks to bring our fears and phoebias to the light. As the light descends, we all have things we are afraid of.

Overall, "Amongst the Shadows" is a standout achievement in both songwriting and technical execution. The production quality is top-notch, and the band's performance is nothing short of impressive. With such a powerful track, the future of Age of Fire's career looks incredibly promising. This song sets high expectations for their upcoming album, “From the Forge." For more information, please visit their website.


Formed in 1988, Age of Fire embarked on a mission to carve out their unique niche in the realm of Heavy Metal. Hailing from Charlottesville, Virginia, their sonic tapestry delves into cataclysmic narratives, the shadows of humanity, and the eerie mysteries of the night, all infused with a potent blend of Thrash and Progressive elements. After gracing numerous clubs across the East Coast, the band went on hiatus in 1991, only to be resurrected by founder Greg Brown in 2018. Presently, Greg is joined by Rick "Dynamic" Brown on bass and Bill "Rad" Morris on drums.

Since their resurgence, their music has reverberated across traditional and satellite radio waves globally. Their 2023 tour, spanning the East Coast, California, and the Gulf, culminated in the release of their electrifying live album, "Live from the Tempest." Currently, they're immersing themselves in the studio, crafting their eagerly anticipated full-length studio album, "From the Forge," slated for release in 2024.

Age of Fire's meteoric rise hasn't gone unnoticed by the international metal community. They've been spotlighted in prestigious publications such as Metal Hammer (Portugal), The Metal Mag (Europe), Fireworks (UK), and many more. Their dynamic performance at the iconic Whisky a Go-Go on December 6, 2023, supporting Burning Witches' World Tour, further solidified their place in the metal pantheon.

Endorsed by Solar Guitars, Scorpion Drumsticks, In Tune Guitar Picks, and Dirtbag Clothing, Age of Fire embodies the essence of true metal spirit. With Sliptrick Records backing their journey, they're poised to ignite stages and eardrums worldwide.



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