LOOKING FORWARD got together in Bel Air, MD in the fall of 1999. Comprised of brothers Justin and Josh Chaillou, their cousin Kevin Doherty and close family friend Kevin O'Brien, XLFX was formed with one intent - to be a straight up hardcore band, no filler, no frills, just raw, fast, energetic music with a real message.
A local east coast label, DFF Records released the bands first full length "Ahoy Crew Members" in 2001. Later they signed to Blood and Ink Records where they released their sophomore album "What This Means To Me" in early 2004.
xLooking Forwardx will be entering Trax East studios this August to get the perfect sound for the most important record of their career so far. Trax East is responsible for great recordings of some of xLFx's musical influences such as Ensign, Vision and the Bouncing Souls. so you can expect nothing but incredible production on their Facedown Records debut that is due out in November 2005.
Six years later the same four people are still at it with the same goal and there's no end in sight.
The Path We Tread CD Review| Posted June 05, 2009
So I just won "The Path We Tread" CD From xLooking Forwardx and IT IS AMAZING!!!! Has all the quality elements of traditional, punk influenced hardcore. Great riffing, awesome vocals, AMAZING LYRICS all about being a better person and standing up for your faith, yourself and others. I mean, one of the first songs says "...We hear you loud and clear, but you cant make us disappear, No way No how, You wont make me shut my mouth. I'll try to love you even if you hate how I live my life. I respect your views and the lifestyle you choose, And im the one whos closed my mind??" The next track says "...You're a beautiful creation no matter who you are. Molded in the image of a living and loving God..."
Very cool lyrics. The artwork is cool too. The book has all like graffitti stenciled artwork such as a climbing snake, shaking hands, a flaming heart, and four aces (Which goes with their song All Aces...) Overall a very cool album from a very cool band. The only negatives are that you can never tell when one song ends and another begins, but I kinda like it that way. A little confusion to remind us we're not in control.