With some pinch harmonics, 70’s inspired riffing and an anachronistic fashion sense, Hey Sugar look to merge some unlikely genres; hardcore, classic rock, and southern Rock. “All That I Need” has the grandiose riffs of the latter two genres but it also has the vocal screams of modern punk. There are moments that sound like pure hardcore: screaming, heavy palm-muting, and mega-phone vocals; and then there are moments of southern twang and classic swagger.
It’s hard to say whether it caters enough to one end of the spectrum, or simply alienates both extremes and bores everyone else in-between. But either way, it’s definitely unique, and if hardcore legends The Bronx can get away with their conspicuous mariachi pseudonyms, then who’s to say Hey Sugar aren’t on the right path.
The song is memorable, and the album’s worth checking out. Head over to PureGrain’s audio section where you can listen to and/or download “All That I Need” for free. [ END ]
Run Time: 2:59
Release Date: 08.03.2010
Check out the song: “All That I Need”