I recently posted about the making of the new L.O.A. album The Sound Of Scars, as well as posted about the video for the track “Laydown”. Since then I’ve had a chance to listen to the album, and I like it a lot. Definitely end of year list for me, and this track “Black Heart” is probably my favorite track off of the album. The Sound Of Scars is the band’s second concept album, it continues the story arc that they started with their debut album River Runs Red. One thing that kind of irks me, because it’s always kind of a letdown, is to hear bands say “this sounds like our biggest/most classic album”.  It bothers me, because 99.99% of the time, it doesn’t. I know, they’ve been saying it sounds like River Runs Red, to me it doesn’t, just being honest. That doesn’t mean that the album isn’t good. And to me, “Black Heart” has a lot of the feel that Ugly had, more so that River Runs Red. The reason being? Is the development, and evolution of Mina’s voice. Where the first album was more of Danzig, meets hardcore, meets their brand of metal, by the time Ugly came out, the vocals weren’t just one thing.  You started hearing variations in how the vocals were presented to help convey different sets of emotions that were present in those songs.  There are also aspect of the that sound like Soul Searching Sun, which are a little on the mellower side.  But the band has always been great at presenting those kinds of songs as well.  “Black Heart” really kicks ass, check it out below:

Article by Victor M. Ruiz of Mars Attacks Radio & Podcast, and Galaxy Of Geeks Podcast.  Connect with him on Twitter:  @vmr907

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