SO BEGINS THE TEST OF A MAN is the swansong from Minneapolis rock band Small Towns Burn A Little Slower.
Stylistically and lyrically, the album shows tremendous growth beyond the group’s earlier pop-punk days. Genres are blurred and ultimately ignored in this farewell album from Small Towns, who threw caution to the wind while writing what would become their crowning achievement. This is the tale of a group unraveling while reaching their greatest heights. In the end, it’s up to the listener to decide if atonement or redemption was the final outcome. For the band, So Begins… will undoubtedly leave their mark upon the world and seal their place as forerunners of their generation in the Minneapolis underground rock world and beyond.