Heart Attack Man - Fake Blood
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Based on 23 ratings
April 19, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Triple Crown, You Did This / Label
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Pretty standard emo that doesn't deviate far from the genre's norms. Still makes for an enjoyable listen.
I know there’s supposed to be some character work behind the making of this record and that it’s also suppose to be offensive and over the edge, but it doesn’t make for an interesting album of all it’s doing is making current wave pop punk and applying 90s pop punk lyricism. There’s some moments of grooves and things to make you want to mosh your unfortunate neighbor’s head off, but not a lot of substance worth dipping my toes in.
You will notice that Heart Attack Man are on the more punk side of of "pop punk".

Sadly, you don't notice that on the first track of their sophomore record, "Fake Blood". But suffer through that, and behind it you will find an album that is bitter to the core. Starting with "Blood Blister" you hear some real punk inspired power chords with more than just hints of self loathing in the lyrics: "G-d damn it what did I do wrong, did I deserve it?"

But I ... read more
Some very catchy songs here. What Heart Attack Man give us with this record is pure, unbridled angst. Most of the time it goes over really well.

Best Track: Blood Blister
Uhh.... This is DARK. Almost every song is oozing in bitterness and apathy. I’m almost scared to take the lyrics seriously for the narrators sake. I feel like this brings down my mood honestly and makes me not want to listen often. HOWEVER, that is not to say this isn't a good album. The majority of the tracks have a lot of depth and creativity to them. Everything from the lyrics to the song structures are crafted well And the pacing throughout is very quick and straightforward. It all ... read more
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#18/The Alternative

Track List

  1. Fake Blood
  2. Blood Blister
  3. Low Hanging Fruit
  4. Out for Blood
  5. Rats in a Bucket
  6. Moths in a Lampshade
  7. Cut My Losses
  8. Crisis Actor
  9. Asking for It
  10. Sugar Coated
  11. The Choking Game
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Added on: April 15, 2019