Defiant Hearts are a hardcore band that straddles the line of “old-school” territory, but never walks
through the door. Caught up in a mix of melodic racing guitars, aggressive percussion, and dramatic
lead vocals, the band rises far above the rehash that most modern hardcore has become. The slight
peppering of metal into the band’s music is tasteful and sparse, with a raw sense of urgency. Defiant
Hearts’ forgo mosh-part-madness and prefer to keep their songs ambling about. Like trying to grab hold
of a slippery fish, the band twists through tempos and verses often, and with little convention.