Boston’s straight edge hardcore up-and-comers Test of Time are out with their first proper full-length (and sub-sequential pre-release EP) this summer. Titled By Design, this album was recorded via a partnership between the band themselves for guitars and vocals and Q Division Studios for drums. Songwriting topics include similar themes to the band’s previous work: vegetarianism, perseverance, and one’s own personal growth and change. By Design is Test of Time‘s landmark effort, and this album will be available July 22nd.
Test of Time was formed just about two years ago by a group of friends with mutual admiration for both straight edge and hardcore punk music. Their mission early on was simple: to create music a little different than what was dominating the Boston hardcore scene. Test of Time succeeded in doing so, and wrote and released their debut EP Inclusion. In conjunction, Test of Time played high-profile shows along the Eastern Seaboard and went on to tour Central America in the Fall of the same year.
Test of Time‘s current line-up features noted Boston-area photographer Todd Pollock (vocals) alongside Charles Chaussinand (guitarist), James Christopher (guitar/vocals), Jeff Novak (drums) and new member Robert Cheeseman (Daytrader) on bass.
Check out Test of Time’s blog and bandcamp page and stay tuned.