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Review: H.E.A.T – H.E.A.T II

by Ante Topic

H.E.A.T – H.E.A.T II

1. Rock Your Body
2. Dangerous Ground
3. Come Clean
4. Victory
5. We Are Gods
6. Adrenaline
7. One By One
8. Nothing To Say
9. Heaven Must Have Won An Angel
10. Under The Gun
11. Rise

Label: earMusic
Date: February 21, 2020

Away from home, on the other side of the planet (literally), with poor to non-existant internet connection and H.E.A.T‘s new album soon to be released I knew I had to find some way to get my hands on it. Plus, they’re back to their true sound after some experimenting on their previous album.

For those who might not know, H.E.A.T are one of the leading bands of modern melodic rock and since their first album back in 2008 they’ve delivered nothing but the best.

After hearing singles I was blown away and I instantly knew that’s the way it should be done and now that I’ve heard the opening song I’m already sure that we’ve got an album worth re-listening.

”Come Clean” was the third released single and I think it might be one of the best songs they’ve put out in a long time. It’s a whole package, emotional, energetic, melodic. It’s what H.E.A.T are all about.

When this album was announced and after the guys told they were going back to what they do best I was pretty excited to be honest, because I really love this band and have been following them and listening their music in high quantities since early 2014.

I remember first hearing ”One by One” (first single) and immediately forwarding it to my brother and then both of us kind of “fan-girling” about it. It was a sign of good things to come. Definitely one of the top tracks here.

H.E.A.T II finishes on a high note with yet another single, “Rise”. Again, this is how it should be done, this is H.E.A.T I know and want.

While H.E.A.T II is not be the best H.E.A.T album (the title might be going to 2012’s “Address The Nation”, their first album with Erik Gronwall on vocals) it’s so good to hear their classic sound back. I always knew they’ve still had it even though some people doubted it after the infamous “Into the Great Unknown” which I also liked.

To sum it up, they’ve said that this is what they would have sounded like if they had released debut in 2020 and I say: “Damn right, guys!”.

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