Eagles Of Death Metal
Heart On


4.0
excellent

Review

by kirinphonetic USER (4 Reviews)
November 14th, 2008 | 30 replies


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Eagles of Death Metal creates an album that mixes up catchy rockers with chill easy listening songs to create what can only be described as an excellent album.

The first time I listened to “Heart On”, the newest installment to the Eagles of Death Metal line up, I was constantly waiting to be let down. As soon as the first track ended I thought to myself, I am going to hate this album by the time I finish it because there is no way that they can continue to create such catchy riffs and lyrics, this one song must be a fluke, there is no way the rest of the disk will be this good. Well let me tell you kiddies, I was wrong, and it is.

The album starts off with “Anything ‘cept the truth”, and it is incredibly fun to listen to. This is one of those songs that you will just leave on repeat and listen to for an entire drive as you soak in and enjoy everything this song has to offer. The two guitar riffs mesh together incredibly well creating this “good ol’ boys” feel that will have you wishing you were in some Louisiana dive bar with your biker buddies. Then the lyrics kick in and if you thought the two guitar riffs meshed well, the vocals will blow your mind. Josh and Jesse sing as one lays down some superb singing as the other sings over him in falsetto. The voices blend extremely well and this continues throughout the rest of the album.

This first song was so good, and I’m not sure, it just gave me the feel that the rest of the album was just not going to be on par, but as the tracks continued I was proved wrong again and again. Even when the tracks aren’t rockin-out-loud with multiple guitar tracks and overly impressive vocals, it’s still incredibly catchy and just a good listen. The second track, “Wanna Be in L.A.” Is very quiet, yet very quick and upbeat song with an almost jazzy feel to it. Although it is quite different than the first song it still comes across as incredibly cool, and you fide yourself getting into it so easily.

The rest of the album plays a lot like that. A few songs will be in your face attention grabbers and the rest will be subtle, not necessarily quiet, but just chill. And it’s at the starts of these songs where the “Ahhh I’ve found the track that doesn’t hold up to par” feeling comes in, but it soon fades as the song continues and you find yourself groovin’ to the incredibly cool beats.

Another thing to note is that Eagles of Death Metal have decided to get serious about their writing. I’m not saying that they’ve changed a lot, I’m just saying that it’s a different feel. It’s something new, and it’s a very welcomed change. They have completely lost that “ready, set, record” feel of the first album and everything is crisp, clear, and well mixed. You can really sense the Queens of Stone Age elements in there. Homme brings a lot to the table and once again shows his increasing musical talent.

Even if you have never listened to Eagles of Death Metal, even if you have never even heard of them, I suggest you go out and pick up this album. It’s just so well done, extremely catchy, and it just leaves you wanting more of the same. Its in your face rockers mixed well with its chill, easy listening songs to create a great album as a whole. This record has everything, and I’m interested to see where they will go from here.


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charlesfishowitz
November 15th 2008


1794 Comments


like hard on

ManWomanBoogie
November 15th 2008


185 Comments


These guys are okay I guess.

AtavanHalen
November 15th 2008


17920 Comments


Review is okay for a first, but you need a lot of work on quite a few things.

rasputin
November 15th 2008


14968 Comments


like my hard on

McP3000
November 15th 2008


4093 Comments


band is so bad

Zippermouth
November 15th 2008


1305 Comments


Death metal... in the name of a rock band...

AtavanHalen
November 15th 2008


17920 Comments


Death metal... in the name of a rock band...

O THE BITTER IRONY

Fugue
November 15th 2008


7371 Comments


This band never did anything for me except annoy the crap outta me with that one song that was on kerrang constantly.

AtavanHalen
November 15th 2008


17920 Comments


one of the most retardedly pointless bands in existence

They're just here for a bootscootin' good time, man.

Zippermouth
November 15th 2008


1305 Comments


They're just here for a bootscootin' good time, man.


bootscootin'?

fireaboveicebelow
November 15th 2008


6832 Comments


bootscootin' is another way of saying they like buttsex with square dancing tunes in the backround

Zippermouth
November 16th 2008


1305 Comments


WTF???
I was probably better off not hearing that.

rasputin
November 16th 2008


14968 Comments


whats wrong with buttsex have you tried it

KYZAR
March 30th 2009


513 Comments


um...

Spec
February 24th 2011


35830 Comments


Where is the br00tLz??? This is not death metal at all.

kangaroopoo
February 24th 2011


3175 Comments


first and last tracks are great but mostly meh in between

jefflebowski
November 1st 2011


8573 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

album is so much fun

clercqie
November 1st 2011


6521 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

You should see them live.

This is just a bit less good than Death By Sexy

jefflebowski
November 1st 2011


8573 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

hell n'aw brah

DrGunther
November 14th 2011


204 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This is much better than I thought after a few more listens - not as catchy as the earlier stuff maybe but good in a slightly different way.



Not a massive fan of the band, but live... fucking hell, great fun!



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