Go For The Gold - American

Go For The Gold

Go For The Gold are an intense rock band with just five singles to their name to date. ‘American’ is the most recent, though we’ll take a look through the lens of the previous songs to get a picture of this new band.

There’s a big old mix of things going on here, a mix of post-hardcore, emo, and rock; like The Used merged into MCR, with Muse’s Matt Bellamy throwing in the solos and sonic direction from A. ‘American’, in particular, has a really neat bit of guitar and snare work throughout the verse, before a wall of noise chorus with its emotive melodic angst.

This is their angriest sounding single, with a real flood of tone taking things towards overload. The vocal switches up notch after notch until it’s bordering on rage, though never into the realms of screamo. The mix is a little muddier for ‘American’ compared to their previous singles, but this matches the splintering explosive rock sound of the song.

Go For The Gold are a bit of a discovery, they have an edginess to their music that I find particularly appealing and they have a decent variety to their material so far.

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