HAVEN - AGE OF DARKNESS (BLACK-VINYL) 2017 Retroactive Records

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  • 2017
  • VINYL Jacket with spine and insert - Black (200)Ì_åÇÌÎÌ__
  • Barcode VINYL: 0651402979021
  • Product ID VINYL: RRV1426


The 2017 reissue of Age of Darkness on Retroactive Records sees this classic album on vinyl for the very first time!Ì_åÇÌÎÌ__

1991's Age of Darkness is the second (and final) album from Christian metallers Haven. Before you conjure up images of Stryper, you'd do well to give this one a chance. Where a band like Barren Cross drew its influences from Dio and Iron Maiden, Haven's sound owes more to a certain Seattle sound (no, not that one). I'm talking about bands like Queensryche, Fifth Angel, and Metal Church.

Age of Darkness is a very impressive traditional/power metal album, full of great melodies, shredding guitars, and a Geoff Tate-inspired vocal style. There are a couple instances of Dokken-style balladeering, but for the most part this is a fast paced power metal album that should please fans of Apocrypha, Powersurge, Crimson Glory, and any of the bands mentioned earlier. Haven is a Christian band, but they're not overly "churchy" with their lyrics, so Age of Darkness shouldn't alienate the average metal fan. Believe me; this one's much more likely to induce headbanging than Bible-thumping!




1 Tenacious Volition

2 Divination

3 When You Said Goodbye

4 Holly

5 Exaltation

6 The Witching Hour

7 Seance

8 Spend My Life With You

9 Unchanging Love

10 Blood Of The Lamb

11 Once Upon A Time

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