Okay, so follow me on this one. To me, the Shook Ones sound like the more emo leanings of Lifetime as filtered through Kid Dynamite’s hardcore. Go Rydell, in turn, sounds like the hardcore tendencies of Kid Dynamite as filtered through the melody and vocals of Shook Ones. And at fourteen minutes, The Golden Age is just the right length for a poppy, melodic hardcore album. Like the Shook Ones or the Brokedowns, these guys take a well-worn sound but put enough energy and craft into that it sounds fresh and vital.
–Adrian (Black Numbers)