Almost all of their songs on the new album contain traces of southern rock interspersed with a bluesy overtone. The third song, “Pride and Strawberry Wine, is where I feel the true talent of their music begins to come through. It starts with slow guitar riffs and drum beats with Ryan Roullard’s vocals slowly seeping into the song like water over cracks.
The rest of the album is met with the same energy and full rock sound with super sweet intros to every song. Each time the next track plays, I find myself sitting at the edge of my seat wanting to discover what layers will be revealed. Thankfully, there are no hiccups that break the rising momentum of the rest of the album.
Blackhearted American Water is an album for people who aren’t afraid to stomp on the ground, dance in a fast-paced vibrating manner, get their nails a little dirty, and dig into some true rock music.It’s been a while since the Wastelanders have had something fresh out in stores, but new and old fans alike can rejoice with Blackhearted American Water.
- -Rosie Sabaric