Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Alternative Press Interviews The Chariot's Josh Scogin!

huge thanks to the Alternative Press staff for their support!

It's a metaphor, fool.
The Chariot - Wars And Rumors Of Wars

Josh Scogin leads his musical merrymakers in more manically pounding, distortion-soaked exercises of catharsis that sound more fully realized than any of their past work. Opening track "Teach" lurches forth as a brutal waltz, while its exasperating follower, "Evolve," releases stuttered aggression in deliberate bursts. "Impress" wields a surprising punk-rock tempo one moment then sneaks in chords lifted from a Neurosis record the next. "Giveth" explores lows and highs with admirable depth and floor-stomping dynamics, making it one of the band's most epic compositions to date, especially with Scogin's vicious self-exploration ("Does this mean I'm a threat?"). The next track, "Abandon," bleeds boiling, brooding textures better than ever. The only rumor that should be spread about this album is that it's The Chariot's best yet.

(((Click to read an interview w/ Josh Scogin of The Chariot here!)))