The five song follow up to their awesome debut album on Jade Tree! CHALLENGER, which features MILEMARKER'S backbone and main creative forces, Al Burian, Dave Laney and Noah Leger, is no mere project or one-off, but rather an entirely new group that builds upon MILEMARKER'S intensity, yet offers something wholly different. Reminiscent of the abrasive and pummeling energy of bands such as HUSKER DU, PEGBOY and FUEL, CHALLENGER are taking the classic guitar driven punk to the new horizons. Non-stop, scratchy, fuzzed out guitar riffs are fighting with the strict, pounding drum beats. Teasing vocal of Al Burian versus Dave Laney"s screaming is filling up the room and the parts where their vocals meet create a genuine harmony. Fabulous melody is squeezing through rusty, distortant sound which is a reminiscent of the classic guitar-determined origins of indie-punk music. Yes. Challenger songs sound familiar. Challenger is not developing the original music style. But the ignition and adult concept is the proof that CHALLENGER is nevertheless creating something new.
Mastered by John Golden.