Peruvian-American thrashers Los Huaycos sound like they’re having a ton of fun on Savage Monstrosities, their Tankcrimes-bound new LP. Combining the lighthearted fun of skate punk with the intensity and bite of thrash metal, there’s a lot to like about songs like “Igual que Hoy” that combine high-energy punk tunes with a serious message.
“‘Igual Que Hoy’ means ‘same as today,’ Los Huaycos explain. “The song is about how there will always be the controlled, manipulated, and denominated; the ones who barely adapt, and how, from the shadows, the invisible, the unnameable, will tell them what to do. Most people will live between home and work enjoying the second season of their fashionable TV show. Tomorrow will be the same as today because today was the same as yesterday.”
See? Told you it was more than just fun thrash-punk songs. Give it a listen below and listen to more on their Bandcamp.