Their pedigree may be a little blurry, but Against All Will share a chemistry that is crystal clear.
Formed by guitarist and principal songwriter Jimmy Allen – an original member of the band Puddle of Mudd – Against All Will boast ripe, radio-friendly rock songs replete with fat hooks, huge choruses, and melodies that linger long after the music has stopped.
Powered by the vocals of frontman Jeff Current and a heavy-hitting rhythm section of former Soulfly bassist Cello Dias and drummer Phil Gonyea, Against All Will’s seven-track debut A Rhyme & Reason is a warm wash of sweet tone and salty vibrato, with lyrics that hit just as hard as the songs. Take “The Drug I Need,” a testimonial to that relationship that we all knew we shouldn’t stay in, but still don’t want to leave: We all know you can’t truly hate something you’ve never loved… All I have is my hate now, and you want to take that, too… I hate the way you make me feel today, but you’re the drug I need.
The band feel as fresh as they sound, their energy, chemistry and passion combining in a mesmerizing musical whirlwind. While most Los Angeles outfits are filled via open auditions or by hired guns, Against All Will was filled through referrals and recommendations - chemistry was critical, and the personalities needed to fit just as securely as the players.
Since finalizing their lineup in October 2009, they have already accomplished more than most outfits hope to achieve in a lifetime. Their self-released debut was produced by Tim Harkins [Korn, Alice in Chains, Queens of the Stone Age], they are in daily rotation on XM/Sirius satellite radio, and they’ve been invited to play radio festivals from coast-to-coast.
Against All Will didn’t form because of the bands they were in, they formed to create the band they always wanted to be in – and the proof is in the music.