Twerking into combustion like an inraged anime bunny with deceptive lyrics and happy-go-lucky painted darkness the world becomes a little more comical. I can almost imagine the Joker (Heath Ledger style) with the caption “Why so Serious” fitting into the lyrics, video and merch with a sense of familiar ease.
It feels like something like out of Wonderland. Where nothing is as it seems and it is exactly what it is. Like some kind of twisted “told you so” that’s now found a soundtrack to match. The more you try and pin it down the more escapable it becomes and yet, it’s so blisteringly obvious that it leaves little to the imagination.
Funny how that works out then – in the end.
With a Deadpool sense of humour in a lyric that tell no jokes, the insane levels of juxtaposed genres and intentions leave the listener (me) in a perplexed state of – what just happened.
Deeper than you know, and with nothing to hide the track “Easy Killer” whiplashes you between darkness and the dancefloor. It hunts down the wild ones and kills the comfort zones of political politeness and what should be with a sly bounce.
All I can say is this whole thing is classically sneaky and it’s left me confused.
In the kind of way that only real music could.
Heavy AmericA (***yes, they capitalize the last “A” in AmericA***) is clearly up for fun, no good, and some kinda justice.
But what – pray tell is this all about?
The core Heavy AmericA sound finds its influence in a diverse blend of rock idioms, from the expertly performed progressive rock circles to the edgy and incisive sounds of alternate rock rebellion. Blend in a pinch of stoner rock, and the listener has transcended the run of the mill, stagnant musical forms that occupy a good deal of the digital music we hear today. Yet, Heavy AmericA manages to defy the conveniences of the category, presenting an arsenal of sounds and moods while unlocking a natural ability to employ a fiery insurgency across the seemingly endless styles the band works within.
And so this is.