The Austin, TX-based quartet, The Young have publicly claimed that the power chord heavy sounds of Thin Lizzy, Crazy Horse and others have influenced them – and in fact, they’ve won over bloggers, critics and fans for a huge, power chord heavy arena rock-friendly sound. Whereas their previous effort Dub Egg consisted of songs with a breezy optimism, their forthcoming effort Chrome Cactus is much darker  – in fact, album opening track and first single “Metal Flake” sounds like a knife blade being sharpened against a stone.