The Chariot Long Live on LP
Long Live. That phrase has preceded everything from revolutions and riots to heartfelt cheers and joyous celebration. When stated alone those two words can be perceived as innocuous and tame, but pair them with a celebrated entity or righteous cause and they can conjure up the zenith of the human spirit. For The Chariot to name their fourth full-length album Long Live (2010), one could take the implications of the title on face value as a bombastic proclamation.
For those that have experienced the group perform live, gleaming the album title will instead resonate a deep and meaningful truth. For they have witnessed the harnessed whirlwind of crafted aggression and therefore understand that Long Live is not bravado, but the manner in which the band has and shall continue to flourish. Studio albums serve as an enduring testament to a bands state of being and creative synergy at the time of writing and recording. They are a continual testament to a style and sound honed at the moment in time it was captured.
While The Chariot have produced a number of critically and commercially acclaimed recordings, it is their live show that shall forever live on as the beating pulse of the band's heart. The sheer force of their thunderous live renditions while maniacally pouring their entire physical being into each note captivates and jolts an audience into awe and utter appreciation. It is this experience, undeniable and unavoidable by anyone attending their show, that fully supports the weight of the words Long Live.
Long Live marked a new chapter of sorts, as the band found a new home with Good Fight Music. Long Live contains all the band's signature elements of their sound, sized up to epic dimensions. The album without a doubt serves as another testament to a specific time and place of a storied and esteemed passage. The Chariot's most critically acclaimed album is back on vinyl in 2016 courtesy of Good Fight Music.