American Head Charge has been a favorite in my list of great original sounding metal bands out of the late 90's and early 2000's. I was excited to hear about their new single "Sugars of Someday" and upcoming EP entitled SHOOT. If the single is any indication of what's to come, the future full length looks extremely promising.
SUGARS OF SOMEDAY REVIEW "Sugars of Someday" as a single is a move in a slightly different direction musically for the band. It's a beautiful track blending industrial fuzz, chugging and the haunting vocals of Cameron Heacock. It's overall feel has touches of what I enjoy about the Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson in their prime. Dark and intense lyrics with a groove. While AHC's earlier work felt much more urgent this track slows it down for a great pay off towards the closing of the track. Heacock steps up and really pushes the song into full gear topping off a track that shows their ready to dare I say "make a comeback".
I really enjoy the band's honesty on their website when describing this new track.
AHC: "We know it's a departure but we're very proud of it, however, it's in no way indicative of what's coming. We're not planning to make a whole record of songs that sound like this, but 'Sugars' captures a moment in time for a band that had kinda lost its way. The magic of Head Charge, really, is the core members doing what they do together, and "Sugars" is the first time since we wrote The Feeding, that we had a great representation of that. "
That said I'm really looking forward to reviewing the SHOOT EP when it's released. Definitely shaping up to be a great year for Metal.
Make sure to preorder the EP at www.headcharge.com