Jan 192019
 

‘Cold World’ is the first single from Swedish Gothic Rock/Metal Band The HERO upcoming album which will be released later this year. The lyric video for ‘Cold World’ can be seen below.

The upcoming album will be the follow-up to “Miracles” which has been released on Dec. 16th. 2016 via Roxx Records.  Continue reading »

Jan 132019
 

Swedish Gothic Rock/Metal Band The HERO will release the first single from their upcoming album this Friday (Jan. 18th). The new album will be released later this year. Check out a short video message from the band below.

The upcoming album will be the follow-up to “Miracles” which has been released on Dec. 16th. 2016 via Roxx Records.  Continue reading »

Dec 272018
 

Teaser for the upcoming New Single ‘Cold World’ from Swedish Gothic Rock/Metal Band The HERO can be streamed in the video below, the single will be released in January 2019. This is the first single from the upcoming album to be released later in 2019.

The upcoming album will be the follow-up to “Miracles” which has been released on Dec. 16th. 2016 via Roxx Records.  Continue reading »

Mar 262017
 

Swedish Gothic Rock/Metal Band The HERO recently released a video for ‘Miracles’. The track is taken from their latest album“Miracles” which has been released on December 16th. via Roxx Records. The video can be seen below.

The HERO” means Heavy, melancholic and beautiful songs that appeal to more than just “Metal Heads”. The recipe for The HERO is: heavy groovy guitars, thundering bass, bombastic drums, melodic baritone vocals but most important of all, strong melodies for the eternity.”

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The HERO – “Miracles”

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Jan 132017
 

The Hero from Sweden have returned with their fourth album and a continually evolving sound that shifts even further toward a blend of goth and hard rock.

The Hero (originally just Hero) formed in 2003 out of members from the power metal band Sons of Thunder and the doom/progressive influenced Veni Domine.  As many bands do, The Hero’s sound has evolved over time with Bless the Nation (2006) being groovy hard rock, Immortal (2009) and Afterlife (2013) shifting toward power metal and the sound on Miracles evolving even further.  Throughout the albums the one constant has been singer Michael Hero and the somber, baritone sound he has created.

Not having any idea of what to expect, I was still a bit surprised by “Kill the Monster”, the opening track on Miracles.  A distorted guitar lead with a full band counterpoint had me thinking that this was going to be something along the lines of power metal/hard rock, but then the guitars went away, the piano came in, and that smooth, dark baritone voice of Michael Hero sounded out the verse and the direction of the song changed dramatically.  Throughout the song, the piano plays a key role and the vocals really add something special as the song twists and turns.  From the vocal standpoint, I get a vibe not unlike old Kutless and the overall song structure is vaguely reminiscent of something from their first album as well.  Production is clean, if perhaps a bit thin, but does showcase the vocals nicely without having them dominate everything else. Continue reading »