War Charge is set to release their self-titled 7″ through Demons Run Amok Records (Germany) and Spook Records (Poland) on April 7th. The Edinburgh based 5-piece will be touring throughout Europe in April to promote their debut record.
The 7″ presents a mixture of new and old school hardcore. Guitar hooks – inspired by the likes of Down To Nothing and No Turning Back – are backed up by throbbing drums, together providing a rhythmic and dynamic sound. Front man Robbie King‘s strong vocal skills remind me of Martijn van den Heuvel‘s (No Turning Back) vocals with some added Cruel Hand eccentrics. Sing-a-longs as featured in ‘Begging For Mercy’ make me long for their live performance.
The self-titled debut deals with issues most of us cope with: chance, doubt, superficiality, forgiveness and the search for truth. War Charge cuts to the point and makes it easy for listeners to empathize with their lyrics.
“Thousands of years, thousands of lies, my life depends on the roll of a dice.”
Track list – Self-titled EP
2. Reality Check
3. Thin Ice
4. Forgive and Forget
5. Out of Reach
Words by Tim van Reyswoud