Review by David Ranew…
With the fusion of hip hop, punk, and electronics, the four piece force The FountNHead’s album “Higher than Heaven, Still Blacker than Hell” is a dynamic momentum reverberator that makes us dance, rock it, and know we are seeing new being born. Authur Motif, Jewels Andrea, Saint MathYous, and Shawn Nixon hold no bars back in this wicked ride that starts and finishes strong and leaves you craving more.
Here’s a breakdown song by song…
As a Skunk
A lyrical rhythm with hip hop undertones quickly progresses into an addictive melody that makes you shake it on that dance floor; no alcohol needed guys, this one is a great power house of awesome to begin the album. Watch for the break down which pushes neatly back into an acappella chorus with a nice bass finish.
Bang Bang Bang
Guitar punk heaven quickly intertwines with an electronic mix, a wicked beat, then a diatonic blitz of rhythm that demonstrates the vocal prowess of this group. Don’t get too caught up with just the music there are some serious lyrics here.
Fueled and cruising in overdrive and still with the characteristic strong melodic chorus this one gives us insight into vast musical tastes and talents that go into this band. A great anthem song this one pushes forward into a head bobbing, shoulder popping, fist rising transition. Don’t trip over yourself dancing too much.
Free and Flowing
If the album had to have a slow song this would be it. A beautiful ending to a great album this one leaves you feeling like laying a field of swaying grass. With the start of this song the guitar is simple acoustic which melds into a smooth voice and then, boom!, it bumps it.