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Hell Is For Heroes

Hell Is For Heroes: Transmit DisruptTransmit Disrupt (2006)
Burning Heart

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


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On Hell Is For Heroes' Transmit Disrupt, we find a recent Burning Heart signing that could've just as easily fit on the Lujo Records roster. What this means is impressively dense post-hardcore with a soft Fugazi influence spread conservatively throughout that requires repeated listening but rewards .
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On Hell Is For Heroes' Transmit Disrupt, we find a recent Burning Heart signing that could've just as easily fit on the Lujo Records roster. What this means is impressively dense post-hardcore with a soft Fugazi influence spread conservatively throughout that requires repeated listening but rewards sufficiently.

Hell Is For Heroes' song structure could certainly use a bit of work, but they know how to drop a well-placed hook where it needs to be, while songs like "Kamichi" exhibit strange time signatures and compelling rhythms. They clearly know how to create atmosphere without half-assed guitar swirling, instead going for multiple layers and cymbal-heavy percussion. The Muse nodding of "Quiet Riot" is quite helpful, serving up a grey and spacey, five-minute post-destruction landscape.

Some reviews have spotted a subtle influence from Refused, and while it's a bit outlandish to think of, there are spots where it's clear HIFH have definitely taken cues. The excellent "Models For the Programme" abruptly hints at Dennis Lyxzén's intense yelp in its chorus, as does the charged yells, few outright screams and simpler riffing of "Folded Paper Figures" and light electronics in "One of Us."

Transmit Disrupt may be in need of some more connection inside of its individual tracks and some time-wise trimming overall, but Hell Is For Heroes brew a thick, tasty stew here. Just be sure to spit out the bones.

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miff (March 6, 2006)

well it did in britain

miff (March 6, 2006)

yeh im positive it did

miff (March 6, 2006)

i thought this came out last year?

jamespastepunk (March 5, 2006)

Am I the only one who hears a On the Might of Princes vibe from these guys?

givemeamuseumandillfillit (March 5, 2006)

Score is for this band being ex-symposium, which i truly hope somebody on here remembers.

davebrave4 (March 4, 2006)

Quiet Riot:
Cum on feel the noise
Girls rock your boys
We'll get wild, wild, wild

Anyway, I don't know much about this band, but I tend to think of bands on Burning Heart as boring, despite the exciting label name.

Anonymous (March 4, 2006)

When they played a shpw with Feeder, all you could hear was the drums. They actually made my friend throw up.

Good times.

The Neon Handshake is a decent album, but I prefered the earlier version of "I Can Climb Mountains" to the album version.

Anonymous (March 4, 2006)

Horrible.

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

meh. Trebley guitars and high pitched singing. Not really my thing.

Neo_Reloaded (March 3, 2006)

Great album. Neon Handshake was better, but hey. I've had this album since very early 2005, when it was released in the UK - I didn't think there'd ever be a US release (still none for Neon Handshake...). Praying for a US tour, but not getting my hopes.

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

I read that they the movie ended just because they ran out of film. It sounds shoddy, which it may have been at the time, but it fits perfectly with the turmoil of war and death.

-Will

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

The band name is not a reference to the "Modern Life is War" (As far as I'm aware, HIFH have been around longer than MLIF).

It's a direct lift of the title of a 1962 film starring Steve McQueen where his squad must fight off Germans in France in 1944. Good film, great ending, with a slight anti-war type of message.

Sluggo (March 3, 2006)

is this band's name a modern life is war reference, or is it a phrase that has been around and i just never heard it til it was in that MLIW song title?

Dante3000 (March 3, 2006)

Is the song "Quite Riot" about the band of the same name?
That'd be totally awesome. Or just cover that "Feel the Noise" song.
-Dante

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

Neon Handshake was miles better.

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

Symposium were shit until they briefly went metal.

Good luck to these guys though, the debut was great.

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

Hell Is For Heroes will never never live up to the wonder that was Symposium.

ghostmonkey (March 3, 2006)

good to see some brits on here!! good album all round.

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

..lame

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

Hell is for Hawthorne Heights.

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