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  • Writer's pictureBilly Castillo

Higgs Field - “Us Forever” ~ Rumors of rock’s death have been greatly exaggerated!

Contrary to popular belief, rock, and roll isn’t dead…it’s just been extremely sick. Years of overly processed, autotuned pablum has brought what was once popular music’s edgiest genre to the brink of extinction. Thankfully, Australian band Higgs Field’s latest release, “Us Forever” serves as the epinephrine shot music so desperately needs.

This isn’t your dad’s rock music, however. While past generations’ heaviest bands sang about demons, Tolkien folklore, or apostasy, here we have a shockingly catchy ditty from the point of view of a serial killer as he stalks his victims. Such a weighty topic would’ve been little more than a gimmick if the song itself wasn’t nearly as good as it is, but thankfully “Us Forever” sounds like something that should be a massive hit.

First off, we absolutely must discuss the absolutely killer (pun intended) guitar solo, which is a rarity in this day and age. As the sound prior sounds like early 90s Metallica-meets-late 2000s pop-punk (with a slight bit of screamo thrown in for good measure), it comes out of left field yet is definitely a highlight. Production for the most part is top-notch, although there are a couple of spots where the hi-hats are a tad too loud. That, however, is a minor kvetch considering the sheer excellence of everything else here.

This just may be one of the best rock tracks released in at least a decade; the only one I can think of that tops it is Jinjer’s “I Speak Astronomy” is that good. If you’re a fan of hard-driving rock that avoids well-worn (read: tired) cliches, this will be right up your alley. Check it out…you’ll be glad you did.

Listen to "Us Forever" on Spotify here -

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