Song recommendations with the explanation “It’s so heavy dude!” really aren’t impressive in 2016. Right, the song has big riffs, we get it, but the other 30,000+ releases in the past two years probably have a couple riffs that band members would call “heavy.”
But there’s that extra-weighty, skull-caving power that a few select bands manage to hit, that further reach of “heavy” that sets a group apart from the legion of “Meh, yeah, I guess that’s heavy.” Sanzu from Perth bludgeon into that first category, building up from a base of death metal with progressive flourishes and wrecking ball grooves to create a final product that will appeal to fans of the weightier moments of Gojira. Check out the lyric video below for “Tailor” to see what we mean.
The band’s full-length debut Heavy over the Home will see re-release via Listenable Records on CD and orange vinyl, with updated artwork and the addition of the 2015 EP Painless as bonus tracks. Sanzu vocalist Zac had the following to say about “Tailor”:
When I first heard this track I was instantly struck by its mechanical sounding riffs, it sounded like archaic clock work to me. This gave me the strange mental image of the seven-dwarfs gleefully working in unison, but inside some big evil factory in some twisted and grim setting. I started writing the lyrics for “Tailor” set on condemning materialism and commercialism, this then led me to write a song about slave labor but halfway through realized how hypocritical I was being when I looked back at all the stuff I use on a daily basis being rooted in that industry and culture. The song ended up taking a turn to be far more sarcastic than I had planned! I guess in the end I was purging some of my own guilt for buying crap that I don’t need and turning a blind eye to it when convenient.