Hard rock is nothing without swaggering bravado, and Huxley have it in spades. The New Jersey natives ooze a sense of self-confidence on their debut EP. The catchiness from the band’s previous incarnation, Endless Sacrifice, carries through to new material.
“If I Ruled The World” shows a band bursting with eagerness and determination, but each track packs a formidable punch, with the same mature songwriting and anthemic choruses to put them in the same league as Alter Bridge and Velvet Revolver. The riffing is immediate, with subtle nods to technicality, and underpinned by a tight rhythm section. Singer Doug channels Corey Taylor in Stone Sour mode in his impassioned delivery, whether in softer moments or gritty belting on “Girl Thang”. The production, ably handled by Chris Kelly [formerly of Galactic Empire], allows each layer to shine, and with closed eyes it is easy to imagine these five leveling venues.
In short, these sure-fire hits easily rival those of the stadium rock acts that Huxley are inspired by, and judging by the caliber of this EP, it won’t be long before they become peers on those very same stages. Your new favorite rock and roll band is here. This Is Huxley.
See the band LIVE at their record release show in Atlantic City on Saturday 1/25 – Details HERE!