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THE HEARTLESS DEVILS – El Diablo Sin Corazon

| 24 November 2012 | Reply

Label: Self released
Released: January 2012
Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar

Like the anti-Foo Fighters, THE HEARTLESS DEVILS combine bright and pleasing rock n’ roll riffs with a snarling, dark croon from singer guitarist and singer Scott Bittner over tracks like Bad Luck Charm, Hit And Run and the country rocker Last Man Standing Blues.

Describing themselves as “punked up, power poppin’ rock n’ roll”, these Devils deftly combine Ramones grit, Green Day riffs, Cheap Trick melodies and Foo Fighters accessibility, all dressed up in Mexican wrestlemania gimp masks and sharp suits,

Bittner’s delivery, along with the suits and riffs combo, bring 80’s pop punks The Godfathers to mind and their seminal Birth, School, Work, Death – though The Heartless Devils have more sense of humour and cheekyness in their lyrics and delivery.

Bittner is equally at home on breezy pop punkers the likes of Favourite Song, as he is on darker lamentations Heartless and Little Something.  Blaine Horn and James complete this power pop punk rock trio on “lead bass” and drums respectively, and their three vocals take proceedings up a notch with some wicked harmonies and gang chants.

“El Diablo Sin Corazon” is a diamond in the rough – unassuming yet full of class and quality, and it deserves a listen.  Anyone whose ears pricked up at the mention of the bands named above will find something to bop, bounce, pogo, air guitar or sing along to here.

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