Actives are a Stockholm based band in it to restore the former glory of
Rock´n´Roll. And to be able to do that they have to transform them self to
1960ies Marvel kind of comic book characters.
This could been a nonsense joke, by a bunch of lads trying to be funny, but!!!
There are some sad things about the world of music today, that gives their comic
book fantasy mission a legacy IRL.
They ain´t alone in their mission, The
Australians in Airbourne are on to the world in a similar operation. And soundwise
the Hyper Actives are in the same genre as Airbourne with some elements of
early Hellacopters. If I didn´t knew that this was a HA record and heard a song
on the radio I would certainly believe that it was either Airbourne or a
previously unreleased Hellacopters tune caressing my ears. Is that a bad thing,
you might ask? That they sound so similar to the two band mentioned. Definitely
not, at least not on this record. In fact, where the Australians tend to be a
bit the same all over the three piece Stockholm band never turn dull. The are a
lot of both musical knowledge and Rock´n´Roll romantics in it to make it be a
really listen friendly record. And when Hellacopters gave up, the The Hyper Actives picked up the banner. A perfect record for the car stereo on the high
way to hell. All the songs are good, catchy in a Hyper Active way. The two
Strongest tracks are the two opening tracks “The Promised Land” and “Rock´n´Roller
Man”, The opening tune “The Promised Land” deserves to be a huge radio hit. But
it ain´t and that proves them right in their mission. Finally, Yes! You made Rock ´n´ Roll live