Heavy Metal once proclaimed themselves too sick for Total Punk. Well we must have upped our sick quotient because they handed us this 4 track 7" EP!!!! Following three of the most essential punk albums of the last few years, they are back with this brand new EP and a clear indicator that they have yet to hit cruising altitude. From the adderal freakout needle jumper 'Underground Agent' to the club thumpin punk bumper 'Schweinebastard' this record is an absolute scorcher. The only thing I love more than heavy metal is HEAVY METAL! Chaotic, spastic, and 100% TOTAL PUNK!!!
Our take: Germany’s Heavy Metal have been putting out some of the silliest, most irreverent punk music in the land for the last couple of years, and this single on Total Punk continues the string of hits. Too Oz for It might be the zaniest, most irreverent Heavy Metal release yet, and that’s saying something for a band who has covered Rod Stewart’s “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” The a-side is legitimately some of the wildest, most unique-sounding punk music I’ve ever heard. There are all of these crazy, dissonant harmonies, an organ droning a single note, and vocals so ridiculous and over the top you have to hear them to believe them. The first track on the b-side is weird in a different way with its ISS-esque hip-hop cadence, while the third track is the most conventional by the band’s standards but still wild and weird as shit. You have to like zaniness to tolerate this, but if you like bands like Butthole Surfers, the Dickies, or the Cravats then you won’t have any problem. And if you crave the wildest, most out there sounds you can start here and continue to check out all of Heavy Metal’s records.