Set The Charge frontman Anthony Vincent might have originally found his claim to fame from his “Ten Second Song” creations on YouTube, but his true passion for music lies in his wanting to create his own original songs. The band’ official debut record Sky Goes On is exactly what you would expect from a musician as diversified in genres as Vincent is.
Many people may throw the band’s sound into the same category as MUSE but I do not think that is the case with Set The Charge. From start to finish the band has successfully culminated elements from 80s and early 90s soft rock and pop rock to create a sound that isn’t only just heard but one that is experienced as you travel through the track listing.
Vincent‘s soft vocals mesh well with the mix of chunky guitar riffs and pop influenced synthesizers that flow smoothly through the waves of sound. When I first listened to the record I was expecting something that would be influenced by his work on his YouTube channel, but little did I know I was in store for something totally different.
I think in situations like this, where the frontman and vocalist has gained a very successful fan base in his vocal abilities and his capabilities to sound like so many great musicians, people will question his decision to keep the vocals on the softer side. This is more of an opportunity for Vincent to let out his own vocal range instead of trying to copy someone else’s.
Overall, I think Sky Goes On is a great debut from a band trying to separate themselves from the fame of YouTube stardom and show the world that this isn’t a “Ten Second Song” this is something different and unique. It’s really hard to throw this one into a simple category because one doesn’t exist, you just have to experience it for yourself now on all major streaming and download sites.