Brassneck / Can I Say / Don't Trust The Hype / Guerilla Asso / Inhumano / Monster Zero (2017)
Heavy Heart hails from France and they are a band that I wasn't familiar with before I started seeing them mentioned by Brassneck records. As Brassneck is one of those labels that I trust, I picked this album, up along with a couple of other things in a recent order. I was starting to feel like 2017 was turning into a lackluster year for new music, but Heavy Heart has given this year the kick in the pants it has so desperately needed.
The band that instantly comes to mind as a comparative touchstone for Heavy Heart is Banner Pilot. I hear similar vocal inflections with just the right amount of sandpaper delivery coupled with a tight powerful guitar attack. I would say that Heavy Heart leans more melodic than Banner Pilot, but that's a lean that just makes me like the band even more.
You have your sing along group vocals, slick transitions into palm mutes and raucous choruses. It's just a fun, engaging listen start to finish. Even though it was released by six labels, I don't think any of them were in the US, so you may have to dig around through some reputable distros or grab one from overseas.
Heavy Heart - Distance: