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Fueled by intricate combinations of differing musical styles, Burden of Ages creates something altogether new. Pulling inspiration not only from music, but also ideas from everything from film to literature to pop culture. Tony, the singer, uses a vast array of vocal techniques influenced by 90’s alternative, modern rock, and varying types of metal. The guitar and bass lines, made up by Tyler, Dylan, and Jesse play with the intricacy of melodic death metal, and the ferocity of early modern metal bands. The drummer Scott creates his sounds by blending pioneering drum advances like such done by Neil Peart, with modern death and speed metal ideas of those like Shannon Lucas and Chris Adler. All of this culminates to create something that their home town of Grand Rapids Michigan, and the rest of the world have never heard before.
At times the band is described as “raw” “brutal” or “sick” and at other times have been called “beautiful” and even “eerie.” Tony is a master of knowing when to sing and when to really pull the crowd in with his screams and growls. The music takes you from a fast paced, head-banging progressive metal sound, down to big band, chill-giving interludes and hooks, into the depths of the darkest breakdowns that will only make you want to jump. The genius of mixing these elements into their songs, and separating different song types within the set list is what makes Burden of Ages. Music that will keep you entertained.
Formed in the summer of 2008, Burden of Ages has made many advances in their musical plans. The first show ever to be played was in August of 2009 at The Niles Summer Fest and the band has gone on since then to play countless shows at such notable places as Planet Rock in Battle Creek, and The Intersection in Grand Rapids. In 2010 after only a handfull of shows, Burden of ages was given the honor of having their name put onto the wall at Planet Rock, amongst many of music’s finest artists.