The Chariot are true artists whose determined passions lead them down winding pathways as they buck trends and avoid formulas. The noisy, rambling, shambling, Southern-fried, punk-infused, heavy metal hardcore band has long rejected the conventions of the genre that surrounds them by refusing to conform to established structures. The Chariot's sound and presentation owe more to at the Drive In, Refused, Nirvana or even the Sex Pistols in spirit and vibe than the formulaic processed sounds of their contemporaries. The burgeoning "Noise core" movement of the late '90s and early '00s (Converge, Botch, Isis, Dillinger Escape Plan et al) informed them as well. The Chariot is raw and real, but never lacks sophistication or intelligence in craft. To fully comprehend the Chariot, one must see, smell, touch, hear and feel a performance up-close-and-personal. One Wing, the band's new album for Good Fight/eOne Entertainment, is the closest they've come yet to capturing their kinetic energy and boundless creativity for posterity.