American Head Charge
The Feeding


3.5
great

Review

by Rath3[HeD] USER (2 Reviews)
May 5th, 2006 | 18 replies | 5,114 views


Release Date: 2005 | Tracklist


2 of 2 thought this review was well written

Thank's to Cameron Heacock's and Chad Hank's
adictions's,American Head Charge was formed
in 1996 in a rehabilitation center in Plymouth,
Minnesota.In an interview with PRP,Chad Hanks
recalls;''in order to graduate the program,the
counsellor made me write a song( he hadn't done
a song sober in years)and perform it for everybody''.
The two bonded and both did the song together.
Unknowingly making it American Head Charge's
first perfomance.So they recruited some more band
members(of which include)Wayne Kile-*guitar*
(1999-2002)Peter Harmon-*drums*(1999-2002)
Dave Rogers-*guitar*(1999-2002)Aaron Zilch-
and Jamie White-*keyboard*(1999-2003)Bryan
Ottoson-*guitar*(2002-2005)and Chris Emery
-*drums*(who was fired this year).

American Head Charge's first album''trepanation''
was independently released on July 18,1999.
Two years later comes their second album
''the war of art'',(which was on the record label
''american recordings'')and finally comes,
''the feeding''A.H.C.'s third album.Despite this
album being a much more concentrated effort
than''the war of art'',''the feeding''only
produced one radio and video single.
But don't count this cd out just yet.
''The feeding''proves to be their most
innovative,and original album to date.



Tracklist:1.loyalty-the only single off of the ''the feeding''
This song sets a fast pace and attitude
for the rest of the album.Quick drumming,
a catchy riff,and some brutal lyrics,this
makes a great choice for the single as this
seems to be the heaviest and most anger-
filled song. 4/5

2.pledge allegiance-right off the bat it continues
the energy of ''loyalty''with very creative
guitar-work;however it starts to lack when
the song begins to keep changing pace.
They fail to be melodic in this track which
begins to make it boring and uneasy to listen to. 2.8/5

3.dirty-this track does not pick up any slack from
the last,in fact it is probably a little bit worse
because there is not a single thing that stands
out in this song that is positive.In other words...
FILLER!!definetly not recommended. 2.5/5

4.ridicule-this is the best track on the cd.
It starts off with an excellent riff,and at
about twenty seconds in, Cameron starts
to whisper the lyrics to the song,instantly
giving me chills.The song builds
up to a stunning and unforgetable
chorus...i can't help but to sing along with
this track,it has the best melody.
Making it easily my favorite
on ''the feeding''. 5/5


5.take what i've taken-this song has a rather
creepy vibe and seems to drag on forever...
it just gets annoying after awhile and is
an ordinary track...nothing special here. 2.8/5


6.leave me alone-starts off with the heaviest
riff since ''loyalty''and contains a good melody
throughout the song.There are alot of harsh
lyrics in this song...reminding me very much
of ''loyalty''once again.That isn't a very good
thing since that means two tracks sound very similar.
Overall this is a solid song. 3.5/5


7.walk away-my second favorite song on the
album...simply because it's great chorus
simple lyrics''it's better to walk away''
making it an easy-listener.I really
enjoy this song.It's classic A.H.C. 4.5/5


8.erratic-this is probably the worst track on the
album.It is just so boring...I have nothing to say
about it. 2/5


9.fiend-this is the slowest song on ''the feeding'',
and is disturbing...it creates a very weird vibe
and has some ''head-scratching'' lyrics.It may
slow...but it beats the last track with ease. 3/5


10.cowards-a very fast song with some technical
drumming and constant screaming.The bad thing
about the song is it is very repetitive.The same riff
is played over and over again...it's an average track.
Nothing more.... 3/5


11.to be me-the finale to a good album,it is fairly slow,
but the lyrics and ''creepiness'' make up for that.
All in all,A.H.C. remains original...while pushing
the limits of industrial rock... 3.5/5


OVERALL--3.5/5 this cd is better than i thought it
would be...this band is definetly different
and has expanded the limits of industrial rock...



PRO'S-originality
catchy riffs
''ridicule''
__________________________

CON'S-fairly short cd
few annoying fillers


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Comments:Add a Comment 
Confessed2005
May 6th 2006



3314 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Not a bad review. I enjoyed 'The War Of Art' more but this is a solid release. It is a huge shame Bryan Ottoson died.

Confessed2005
May 6th 2006



3314 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

By the way, I am sure Martin Cock is the vocalist of this band...then again they may have changed him. But I have never heard of Cameron Heacock.

Neoteric
May 6th 2006



3243 Comments


Better review than your first but the formatting is a bit awkward.

Confessed2005
May 6th 2006



3314 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I just checked out your other reviews - this one is definitely better as 'Cathedral' said. And to 'Cathedral'; dude, I never knew you were so young!?This Message Edited On 05.06.06

FauxApathy
May 6th 2006



98 Comments


Pledge allegiance is always on the radio by my house. I've never heard anything else however.

Bartaci
May 6th 2006



8 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Am I the only person who liked 'Dirty'?

Rath3[HeD]
May 6th 2006



28 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i thing he changed his name...im not sure

jimay333
May 6th 2006



433 Comments


yeah the paragraphs are messy, made me not want to read the review

Rath3[HeD]
May 7th 2006



28 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

im trying to experiment different styles in how the format is...and i do realize it was a bit messy

Rath3[HeD]
May 8th 2006



28 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

cameron heacock is a nickname he chose...i guess he goes by whatever name he feels likeThis Message Edited On 05.11.06

Rath3[HeD]
May 11th 2006



28 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i just got back into 'war of art'....and im diggin it!!!i think a.h.c. was weird and had a different style than they do now,just my opinion though

A.K.tm
June 19th 2006



12 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

not very good album but the best from AHC. there are only a few good songs like Ridicule, Walk Away, Loyalty, Violent Reaction....

Confessed2005
July 20th 2006



3314 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The War Of Art is a better album in my opinion. This album is pretty good from what I have heard though.

Naenia
November 8th 2006



40 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

This album is a HUGE dissapointement after The War Of Art. Nowhere near as good.

itachi1452
October 10th 2007



366 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

i heard some of the tracks like walk away and loyalty, and i was really impressed. i'm probably gonna pick up the cd soon. but they sound alot like slipknot, especially the vocalist.

Phrike
March 5th 2009



1691 Comments


I fairly enjoyed only Loyalty, it was featured in the NHL 06 soundtrack... donĀ“t like these bands anyway

6Dark6Cell6
June 15th 2011



255 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This album is a logical advance in the bands musical prowess. I wish they would make more music! Dirty is a fuckin awesome song btw. and it was on the radio in my hometown. But I do live in MN, so i dont know

CrankSinatra
September 19th 2013



11 Comments


martin cock was his stage name. he stopped using it before the feeding was released.



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