Metal newcomers Heartbound who hail from Hambury, Germany have released their debut EP ” Weightless “. Taking influences from bands such as Novelists, Architects and Dream On Dreamer the band have come out strong with their debut three track EP.
The production on ” Weightless ” is outstanding giving a very polished sound to the band which we think will go down well with listeners looking for something new to get hooked on. Blending heavy progressive style instrumentals mixed with raw punchy vocals and clean singing. Opening track ” Overcome ” is a perfect example of what these guys bring to the table with hard hitting drums, explosive guitars, melodies and breakdowns. Fitting in well with the new breed of metal bands coming through in todays scene and although they sound similar to a lot of bands breaking through at the moment we are totally digging it and look forward to what they will bring with a full length feature.
The second song ” Completion ” is catchy all out chug full of heavy goodness that reminds us of Motionless In White . The chorus has a great melody and guitar licks building the momentum of the track keeping it ascending through back to the heaviness with the layers of melodic guitar just beneath the surface.
This brings us to the last song “ Weightless ” which starts out with ambient instrumentals and soft vocals which then explodes into what can only be described as a full assault of crushing guitars that standout throughout the EP. This is our favourite track although the whole is damn good and well worth a listen. You can catch Heartbound on tour with Aviana and Awake The Dreamers in Europe at the end of June and throughout July.
Heavy and melodic come together for an onslaught of eargasmic proportions