House Of Heroes - House Of Heroes

Published Saturday 23rd July 2005
House Of Heroes - House Of Heroes
House Of Heroes - House Of Heroes

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 12933-2529
LABEL: Gotee GTD72999
RRP: £8.78

Reviewed by Paul Kercal

The first time I listened to House Of Heroes' eponymous début CD it sounded like my stereo had been turbocharged to race down the streets at 120 mph. The second time someone, no doubt wearing a black suit and shiny hat (don't ask me, ask the video that comes on the CD), snuck in and boosted the performance to 140 mph. Ready for a third play? Oh yes, because this is energetic, heady stuff. From the intensity of "Buckets For Bullet Wounds" to the nine-minute tear jerker "Angels In Top Hats", House Of Heroes deliver a fast paced slice of the best bits of every song you've ever heard. Harmonies sit with crashing drums, elaborate bridges, operatic interludes and more energy than you could get out of a glass bottle of still blue sports drink (there's that video again). Occasionally the lyrics veer into the realm of teen melodrama, with "Suicide Baby", "Make A Face Like You Mean It (Vampires)" and "Angels In Top Hats" aiming to resonate on an overly melancholic or confrontational level but it's all done with such verve and imagination that you can't help but enjoy.

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Product Description
This album is one of the EMI 'Re:Commended' series, selected in association with Cross Rhythms. Get the sampler CD for just £1.99 with a track from each album!

Reader Comments

Posted by MarkW in Ireland @ 20:15 on Sep 12 2006

Track 5 - serial sleepers, awesome, check out the vid on a 1.99 dvd sampler. gr8 stuff - set your alarm to it..

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