Growing up in Darwen, Lancashire, it comes as no surprise to hear that metallic quintet Today, They Are Older sound like somebody has opened up the tap and they’re unleashing every ounce of frustration, anger and emotion they’ve built up living in the gritty North of England. Hard-hitting riffs do battle with passionate, frustrated vocals to create a sound that doesn’t pull any punches as you would expect.

Like any good Northerner, Today, They Are Older don’t fanny about. Hammering their point home with the kind of bluntness that doesn’t leave any room for misinterpretation, the likes of opener “Empty Eyes” and the scathing “No Guts No Glory” come across sounding like Every Time I Die would if they grew up in the tough streets of a Northern Lancashire town. While this five-track EP is Today, They Are Older’s third official release, the frustration and raw aggression pouring through their sound shows no signs of easing off and, listening to the band batter through the likes of “Statues” it has to be said that you wouldn’t want it any other way.

Track Listing:

01. Empty Eyes
02. A Fool’s Gold Fuels Fortune
03. From Finland With Love
04. Statues
05. No Guts, No Glory

Run Time: 21:42
Release Date: 25th November 2015

Check out the video for “Empty Eyes” here

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.