Heartsounds – Internal Eyes 12″ Vinyl (Creator-Destructor Records)
The Bay Area’s Heartsounds are back with a brand new 10-song full length LP! The follow-up to 2011’s Drifter (Epitaph Records) sees the band reaching an interesting new level of songwriting and musicianship, focusing heavily on technically driven, heavy metal-influenced guitar work, thundering drums, and harmony laden melodic dual vocal performances between guitarist/vocalists Laura Nichol and Ben Murray.
While the band has amplified their love of the riff and faster tempos, the ten tracks that comprise Internal Eyes manage to retain the punk rock heart and hook-driven structures that many fans of the band’s first two albums have come to appreciate. Internal Eyes manages to delve into exciting new ground for the band both musically and vocally, while retaining the same 90s Epitaph/Fat Wreck inspired foundation that has shaped the band’s sound thus far.