The Age of Hell

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The Age of Hell
Chimaira ∞ The Age of Hell.jpg
Studio album by Chimaira
Released August 16, 2011
Recorded Early 2011
Genre Groove metal, metalcore
Length 49:50
Label E1 Music
Producer Ben Schigel
Mark Hunter
Rob Arnold
Chimaira chronology
The Infection
(2009)The Infection2009
The Age of Hell
Crown of Phantoms
(2013)Crown of Phantoms2013
Singles from The Age of Hell
  1. "Trigger Finger"
    Released: June 17, 2011[1]
  2. "Born in Blood"
    Released: June 17, 2011[2]
  3. "The Age of Hell"
    Released: March 27, 2012[3]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[4]
CraveOnline 6.5/10[5]
Loud 9/10 stars[6]
Metal Arcade 5/5 stars[7]
The Metal Critic 7.5/10 stars[8]
Metal Hammer 8/10 stars
Metalholic 9.3/10[9]
The New Review 4.5/5[10]
Revolver 4/5[11]

The Age of Hell is the sixth studio album by American metal band Chimaira. The album was released on August 16, 2011.[12] The album sold more than 7,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 54 on the Billboard 200 chart.[13] This is the last album to feature guitarist Rob Arnold. In an interview the band stated they've filmed a music video. On August 10, 2011 the official video for "Year of the Snake" was released. The DVD that was released through a Hot Topic edition featured a 50-minute interview with the new line up, no music videos were featured.

In the UK, the full album was given away as a free CD in the September 2011 issue of Metal Hammer magazine.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Rob Arnold, Mark Hunter and Ben Schigel, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "The Age of Hell" 3:32
2. "Clockwork" 3:43
3. "Losing My Mind" 4:57
4. "Time Is Running Out" 4:13
5. "Year of the Snake" 3:41
6. "Beyond the Grave" 4:54
7. "Born in Blood" (Rob Arnold, Mark Hunter, Ben Schigel, Phil Bozeman) 4:08
8. "Stoma" 1:28
9. "Powerless" 4:31
10. "Trigger Finger" 3:54
11. "Scapegoat" 4:32
12. "Samsara" (featuring Emil Werstler of Dååth) 6:12
Total length: 49:50


Additional Musicians
  • Tony Gammalo – bass guitar on "Beyond the Grave"
  • Emil Werstler – additional guitar solo on "Samsara", additional keyboards and samples
  • Phil Bozeman – additional vocals on "Born in Blood"
  • Patrick Finegan, Lauren Dupont, Vincent DiFranco – additional keyboards and samples
  • Kalam Muttalib – saxophone on "Clockwork", additional keyboards and samples
  • Austin D'amond - drums (Track 16)
  • Matt DeVries - guitar (Track 16)
  • Emil Werstler - guitar (Track 16)
  • Sean Z - Keyboards (Track 16)
  • Produced by Ben Schigel and Mark Hunter
  • Additional production by Tony Gammalo and Rob Arnold
  • Mixed and mastered by Chris "Zeuss" Harris at Planet Z Studios
  • Artwork and design by Garrett Zunt
  • Additional artwork and art direction by Todd Bell