H.E.A.T – II

H.E.A.T - II
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Release date: February 21, 2020

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Swedish rockers H.E.A.T have been quite the busy band as of late.  In 2017 they released their highly acclaimed album Into the Great Unknown.  They followed that up with their 2019 live album Live at Sweden Rock Fest.  Now they return with their sixth album simply titled II.  As the band describes it, “This is what we would sound like if we made a debut album 2019, hence the title.”

“Rock Your Body” is led by a pounding drum beat and the cocksure vocals Erik Grönwall.  It serves as both an anthem and a calling card for the band. “Dangerous Ground” barrels along like a chase scene in the latest Fast & Furious movie.  On the album’s latest single “Come Clean,” Grönwall passionately laments about a lost love. The track is a great display of the bands vocal harmonies and guitar work.  The same can be said for “Heaven Must of Won An Angel.”

“Victory” adds some heavier distortion to get you ready for the equally as heavy track “We Are Gods.”  You can just picture a sea of fans pumping their fists in unison to this one. Grönwall channels some of David Coverdale’s bluesy tones here.  The only time the band slows down is on the ballad “Nothing to Say,” but there is so much power in it’s delivery that the album’s overall pace isn’t affected.  Bluesy undertones return on “Under the Gun,” while the album closes with more energy than it began with on “Rise.”

II is a 45 minute Melodic Rock powerhouse from start to finish.  While H.E.A.T issue a wink and a nod to their 80s arena rock heroes; their energy, passion, and power is unmatched.



  1. Rock Your Body
  2. Dangerous Ground
  3. Come Clean
  4. Victory
  5. We Are Gods
  6. Adrenaline
  7. One By One
  8. Nothing to Say
  9. Heaven Must Have Won An Angel
  10. Under the Gun
  11. Rise


  • George Dionne

    George was a contributor here at Metal Express Radio, reviewing albums and conducting interviews, out of Massachusetts, USA. George has contributed to numerous music related websites and blogs, and even managed his own from 2004-2009. George's first assignment was covering a live show by the mighty GWAR. By contrast his later assignments featured Judas Priest, Van Halen, and Bon Jovi. George was also the front man for the South Eastern Massachusetts cover band Sound Tower from 2009-2015.  Sound Tower played 300+ shows across MA and had two original songs on the Cape Cod radio station PIXY 103. George enjoys a good whiskey, scotch, and/or bourbon and fights crime in his spare time.

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