This is where a lot of Showbread fans realized that they weren’t true Showbread fans. So many times, when an artist or band changes their style/genre, fans jump off the bandwagon. As sad as it is, it happens. And with a band like Showbread, a group of musicians who don’t want to stay in the same place with their music from album to album, this happens a lot. But Showbread’s sophomore Tooth & Nail album, Age of Reptiles, was a great album. Admittedly, No Sir, Nihilism Is Not Practical does top it, but Age of Reptiles isn’t really that much of a departure from Nihilism. Sure, there’s less screaming (or toned down to only a tiny part of one song), and there’s a little more structure (even in the progression of the tracks), but it’s still got well-written music and thoughtful and captivating lyrics. It’s more accessible (meaning it’s able to reach a wider audience than before) but still maintains the raw rock sound, and you can jam out to it loud and proud in the car. (And FYI, when I first got my CD player in my car, this was the first album I popped in as I left the Best Buy parking lot with a smile on my face). – Scott Fryberger
Age Of Reptiles (2006)
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Our synopsis: “A more structured outing of the fantastic raw rock sound not found with any other band.” (Recommended by JFH’s Scott Fryberger)
Perfect For: Satire, love, worship, humility
Song Highlights: “Naked Lunch,” “Pachycephalosaurus,” “Oh! Emetophobia,” “Sing Me To Sleep,” “Centipede Sisters,” “Age of Reptiles”
So, what are your thoughts on and experiences with the album Age Of Reptiles? Do you recommend it? If so, why?