HEAVY HEART: Distance: CD

Gruff, melodic pop punk from France. Reminds me a good deal of Banner Pilot or None More Black. The main aspect of this record that impresses me is the power behind the singer’s voice. The production is clean, but works to bring the harsh, melodic vocals to the forefront. There are some familiar tropes and clichés on this record, but overall it’s a very worthy debut. I would prefer if the production was just a bit dirtier. Recommended if you miss mid-‘00s Fat Wreck. –Bryan Static (Brassneck, brassneckrecords.bigcartel.com)