American Head Charge's debut album was produced by Rick Rubin, and some people seem to think that he was trying to create 'his own Slipknot' with them. There are some similarities, but they have more to do with the band's image and how they have been pigeonholed than their music, which is much more interesting and original than that of the Masked Fools, though perhaps not as intense. The three stand out tracks are, in my opinion, 'All Wrapped Up', 'Americ*nt' and 'A Violent Reaction'- a fantastic opener. While most of the other songs on the album are good, with some brilliant moments, they do not consistently have the intensity that these three songs do, the album does have weaks spots and a couple of poor songs which spoil the flow and prevent the album from being worthy of 5 stars. Live, this is completely not the case. American Head Charge are able to play even their average songs with a rare intensity, and the best tracks on the album are always insane.
This is an album that i have listened to regularly since i got it after seeing them supporting .......... Slipknot, in Febuary. I have also seen them play at the Underworld and Garage and supporting Rammstein, when in my opinion they vastly upstaged the headliners and their Hellfire and Dildos shennanigans.
Hopefully their will be a follow up to this album at some point, and if you get the opportunity to see them live TAKE IT, as they are spectacular, and very nice young men.