Act of Defiance Release Catchy New Ditty, “Overexposure”
I’ve had a real roller coaster of an experience with “Overexposure,” the new single from supergroup Act of Defiance (ex-Megadeth, Shadows Fall, ex-Scar the Martyr). I’ll spare you the play-by-play, but the general arc of my story is that I went from thinking the song is okay to being way into it. It’s got a siqq metalcore riff and an insane Chris Broderick solo, but that’s to be expected. It was really Henry Derek’s vocals that took a minute to grow on me. I wish the good cop bits didn’t sound quite so auto-tuney, but you’d have to willfully be a prick to deny that it’s a catchy goddamn song. As Vince recently noted, if Killswitch Engage had released this circa 2005, it probably would have taken the Ozzfest second stage by storm. That might sound like a knock, but I had a great time at Ozzfest 2005.
I guess what I’m trying to say is, it’s worth it to dismiss any initial temptation you might have to write the song off as dated and give it a chance. I’m betting it will grow on you.
Check out “Overexposure” via the below music video. The track will appear on AoD’s new album, Old Scars, New Wounds, which comes out September 29 on Metal Blade. Pre-order it here. You may also wanna check out our most recent addition of My Metal T-Shirt Collection, in which Derek shares… well, you know. Dude has some cool and surprising shit! Peep it here.