Have You Heard
- Artist: The Heard
- Format: CD
- Release Date:4/8/2008
The Debut e.p. from the Los Angles band Heard is a blistering and melodic voyage of sonic sound you can't help but get lost in. The albums main themes seem to be fully rooted in obstacles and overcoming them. The album is textured with swirling layers of guitars and melodic vocals that simply shimmer with passion. From the opening notes of the infections punk opener of 'Cancer ' the riff tells you the ride has begun and the train never slows down past the catchy chorus of longing until it glides into the last note. Straight into 'Remember' the perfect mix of jangly ninties rock of the versus into the slamming rock filled chorus of 'Keep telling me, spare me all your advise you leave'. Out through the epic bridge that there is hope. Where you land on 'Ever after' which tells the story of lost love in the beautifully executed loud soft style that is reminiscent of and angry Weezer or a heavy Pixies. Through side A onto side B you have travelled a mountain of emotions and valley's of rippling sonic sounds. Track four (side B) Kicks off with the teen angst of ' Beautiful Loser' The riff itself is blistering machine gun let off by a thunderous rhythm section that is paper thin tight. The 5th track is the metal punk dirty sound of 'Half/Asleep/Half Awake' Again the obstacle of Hope and the ability to endure and the passion of oneself. Where the final track on the e.p. is entitled 'Till Death do us Part'. An ecstasy of swirling guitars saoked in Bonham-esque drums sounds topped by melancholy vocals. This tracks captures the very essence of the diversity and vast influences this bands hold. The track is a fury Blaze Tragedy, Anger, Beauty, love, loss and peace all in the course of 6:49. The album is a vast collection of all your favorite old records (ipod) rolled into one. There is the heaviness of Black sabbath to the youthfullness of Nirvana to the modern 70's rockers of The Raconteurs to the sweet melodies of blink 182. The record leaves you wanting more and one listen is never enough as each time you hear different noise sticking to the inside of your eardrum. So Have You ???
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