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The Neon Handshake,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Neon Handshake (Audio CD)
This is a formidable debut album; the Heroes have often been compared to their contemparies Hundred Reasons and Biffy Clyro and it seems that they have been left behind a little in the race for publicity.
Musically and lyrically I prefer this album to either of Hundred Reason's albums. To be fair it is fairly heavy (songs such as "Out of Sight" have the appropriate screaming choruses and excess distortion) but the way that the instruments are used to create a unique sound is quite incredible. The carefully woven melodies in "Retreat" and "Night Vision" are far more creative than most 3-power-chord metal bands will ever achieve. The singing is raw and passionate, and works perfectly atop a sometimes raging, sometimes tense and sometimes calm background of music.
Songs to listen to: - Few Against Many
- Night Vision