Loved the concept album style. Even though there are a few songs that I like more then others, I always start on track one and let it play all the way thru to 13. It is like listening to a 45 minute movie, and I get to fill in all the extra details about the story. This is a fantastic album. It has hard rock tracks and wonderful ballads. The bass line on Colors Die Out, has just about blown my speakers out in my car. One of the best "come get some of this" lines "we'll see who is the Matador"
Making a Concept album Awesome! Some bands sound like the same old thing, others aren't cohesive enough in sound. HoH has never been that way. This concept album goes deeper sonically than they've ever been, but in this they are more themselves than ever. Excellent lyricism, neck ripping riffs, yet retaining a delicacy when needed. "Needed" because this album is all about the story. Riding the emotions of Eric and Axel as they wrestle with their viewpoints on living well, with Joanie's as well. Each song fits perfectly as it's been made.
Astounding I can't believe they pulled this off! So much personality and skill in every song and the whole darn thing is a moving story to boot. House of Heroes is back up there now as one of my favorite bands.
Wow.... This is the best album I have ever heard... I felt like it was all just one giant song/story... It was! I cried... it was just sooooooooo good... The story was great. The instrumentals were in my opinion at an all time high. The vocals are harsh and gravely, but also mixed in with the usual beautiful melodies and harmonies. Buy the album now and never regret it! Just a little note - The story revolves around three characters... Eric, cousin Axel, and their friend Joni. These charterers go through the struggles of living in the the ghetto, murder, cops, pursuit, and betrayal.... Who ends up dead... who is the murderer? Will the murderer find redemption, or will he suffer an equally bad ending? Find out in the CD!
a great piece of creativity. It sound different to the previous albums from HoH, but this one, it might be the best they have made yet. Great vocals, guitar riffs, drums, and bass lines. A great album, even if you are new to HoH
Ingenious storytelling and unique style. House of Heroes made another great album with beautiful songs all throughout it.