It’s been a long time in the making but This Burning Age’s four-part EP series is finally complete with the last part of the tetralogy. Having been a part of this journey from the start, it’s wonderful to have followed it from start to finish and the series has definitely gone out on a high with Salvation.
Like the previous EPs in the cycle, Salvation follows on well from the EP that came before it and also links up nicely to the beginning of the first EP, yet it also brings a few different approaches to the table as well. It’s good because it means every EP has its own unique identity – and Salvation is the most melodic release of the four. There’s an almost triumphant vibe to it and the feeling lends itself well to the music.
Opening with Conceal, the striking guitar into will get under your skin and the fuller sound that soon gets presented to the listener (the keys are especially good) gives the track a lot of power as a whole. Following track Repeat To Fade has a little more of an electronic vibe to it and the succinctly emotive vocals give the song an extra sparkle. Meanwhile closing track Nevermore is a stunning acoustic number that is the most organic listen of the three. Although fairly simplistic, the combination of piano, vocals and strings work well together – it’s one of those songs that will give you goosebumps and it will definitely remain with you for a long time after you’ve finished listening to it.
All in all, Salvation is an excellent end to an excellent series of EPs – and I can’t wait to see what is next in store for this excellent and consistent band.