Combining heavy riffs and complex rhythms with catchy vocal lines and poppy melodies, Atomic Guava makes metal more approachable to non-metal listeners
Atomic Guava is an alternative metal band that hopes to bring a little absurdity and a whole lot of fun to the world of metal. The band features an international line up conformed by Elizabeth Hull (Philippines) on vocals, Martin Gonzalez (Colombia) on guitar, Mike Midura (US) on rhythm guitar and synths, Kari Estes (US) on bass and Augusto Bussio (Argentina) on the drums.
Combining heavy riffs and complex rhythms with catchy vocal lines and poppy melodies, Atomic Guava makes metal more approachable to non-metal listeners. Their debut album “Peasants of the Future” takes you on an adventure through space, time, the Wild West, and (of course) the future. Starting off with the mighty powerful “We Stole a Ship”, this album takes inspiration from a great variety of genres including progressive rock, pirate metal, pop, anime and even hip hop in their song “Bones” which features FM Collective.
Atomic Guava shows us their wide array of abilities in this album with songs such as “Big Cat”, a groove metal tune that shakes your bones with blast beats and intense vocal screams, and the crazy time signatures displayed in many of their instrumental sections such as the bridge of “Myopia”, song which features a duet between Elizabeth and Augusto. The album also contains a reissue of their popular song “After”, which now includes the participation of all band members.
They finish this wild ride off with the beautiful “Peasant’s Lament”, a sea shanty in which Elizabeth dedicates one verse to each band member accompanied only by a soft organ pad. Even though it's their first studio album Atomic Guava shows an artistic maturity that takes many bands years to achieve and keeps us anxiously waiting to see what they will do next.
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