CHARGER mix Sludge Doom, Punk and Hardcore into their own breed of extreme Punk infested Sludgecore Metal. "Confessions Of A Man" however is not the most impressive of releases as although the band use some great BLACK SABBATH inspired riffs and have been compared to fan favourites TODAY IS THE DAY each track is an endurance test as it plods on to the extent where any enjoyment found when listening to a track gets thoroughly overwritten with boredom.
Vocal wise the band use standard Hardcore screams which get on my nerves as it just isn't my thing. The BLACK SABBATH tribute riffs are for the most part good and add some nice groove to some of the tracks but everything seems repetitive and too similar on this album that it lacks anything to keep any real lasting interest.
Fans of this style of music be warned that even I who is not a fan of the genre can distinguish that there is a lot more to offer in bands like EYEHATEGOD and NEUROSIS than in CHARGER. If you want to really try out something heavy and slow then go check out Northern Ireland's unsigned genius band SCALD. This release for me is devoid of anything interesting yet fans of the genre may have more patience than myself. (Online July 15, 2003)