Heartsounds "Dualistic Nihilist" Digipak CD
"Dualistic Nihilist" is the 4th album from the Bay Area's HEARTSOUNDS, and it isn't your traditional full-length record, but instead a singular 20 minute long epic - a journey into the depths of mental collapse. After writing 3 full-length records since the band's formation in 2009, HEARTSOUNDS wanted to challenge themselves with something different - an endeavor more unique and exploratory of uncharted musical territory, combined with the lyrical recreation of a true story revolving around severe mental illness and turmoil. Sonically, HEARTSOUNDS remains true to their roots of ripping fast, melodic punk rock, categorized more specifically by dynamic vocal harmonies, heavy-metal inspired metallic riffs, and tight-knit musicianship. While honoring their past, the band succeeds with venturing into new regions of melody and expression that will surely surprise and please long-time fans of the band. "Dualistic Nihilist" is certainly a risk, but one that has resulted in the most emotionally and musically expansive record that the band has ever created - a 20 minute journey that does not repeat itself nor overstay it's welcome, but instead showcases a refreshing slice of razor-sharp melodic punk rock free of the confines of a traditional album structure. Artwork by the amazing Dave Kloc!