Monday, 17 October 2011

Heartless – Hell Is Other People

Taking their album title from Jean-Paul Satre’s line of dialogue in “No Exit”, “Hell Is Other People” opens with a fanfare of scorching feedback which gives the listener a very good impression of what is to come. Hailing from Pittsburgh, this is Heartless’ debut for Southern Lord, and shows them in brutal, unforgiving form. Each piece is a torrent of raging guitar and thundering beating. Even the album cover, by Brian D’Agosta, gives the poor listener no respite, with its bleak, tormented, grey washed imagery...... 

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