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Heartless
Heartless
Studio album by Pallbearer
Released March 24 2017
Recorded June & August 2016 at Fellowship Hall Sound in Little Rock, Arkansas
Genre Doom Metal, Progressive Metal
Length 60:03
Label Profound Lore Records
Producer Pallbearer
Pallbearer chronology
Fear & Fury
(2016)
Heartless
(2017)
Dropout
(2018)

Heartless is the third full-length album by the American doom metal band Pallbearer. It was released on 24 March 2017 through Profound Lore Records.

BackgroundEdit

Following an extensive cycle of touring in support of the critically acclaimed Foundations of Burden, along with the EP Fear & Fury, Pallbearer would begin work on a third album. In a tour through the United States in 2016 the band would perform instrumental versions of "Thorns" and "Dancing in Madness".[1] The band would record at Fellowship Hall Sound in Little Rock, recording entirely to analog tape that June and August.

Two new songs would be premiered leading up to the album's release in "I Saw The End" and "Thorns",[2] with a music video for "I Saw The End" following on 6 March. Heartless would see release on 24 March via Profound Lore Records (North America) and Nuclear Blast Records (Europe) to critical acclaim, while also hitting several American charts on Billboard such as the Billboard 200 (#187), Tastemakers (#6), Independent Albums Charts (#8), Vinyl Albums (#2) Heatseekers (#1), Hard Rock Albums (#8), Top Rock Albums (#35) and lastly peaking at #1 on the Heatseekers charts on 15 April.[3] The album also charted at #98 on the Offizielle Top 100[4] and #89 on the Ultratops Flanders chart.[5]

The album received an average score of 82/100 from 13 reviews on Metacritic, indicating "universal acclaim".[6] the album would attain positive reviews from several publications such as Spin,[7] Consequence of Sound,[8] Pop Matters,[9] Angry Metal Guy (4.5/5),[10] Metal Injection (9.5/10)[11] and Exclaim! (8/10)[12] just to name a few.

Pallbearer would also rank on several album of the year charts, including the following:

  • Stereogum - #25 on their "Top 50 Best Albums of 2017"
  • Consequence of Sound - #18 on their "Top 50 Albums of 2017"
  • Metal Hammer - #13 on their "Top 100 Best Metal Albums of 2017"
  • Rolling Stone - #6 on their "20 Best Metal Albums of 2017"
  • Loudwire - #5 on their "Top 25 Best Metal Albums of 2017"
  • Decibel - #3 on their "Top 40 Albums of 2017"
  • The Obelisk - #3 on their "2017 Readers Poll"
  • Pop Matters - #2 on their "Best Metal of 2017"
  • The Quietus - #1 on their "Best Metal Albums of 2017"

TracklistEdit

Pallbearer - Heartless (2017) (Full Album)

Pallbearer - Heartless (2017) (Full Album)

PALLBEARER - I Saw The End (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

PALLBEARER - I Saw The End (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

  • 1. I Saw the End (06:21)
  • 2. Thorns (05:24)
  • 3. Lie of Survival (08:25)
  • 4. Dancing in Madness (11:47)
  • 5. Cruel Road (07:13)
  • 6. Heartless (08:09)
  • 7. A Plea for Understanding (12:40)

PersonnelEdit

  • Joseph D. Rowland - Bass, Synthesizers, Vocals
  • Devin Holt - Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
  • Brett Campbell - Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Synthesizers, Vocals
  • Mark Lierly - Drums
  • Jason Weinheimer - Engineer
  • Zach Reeves - Engineer
  • Joe Barresi - Mixing
  • Dave Collins - Mastering
  • Michael Lierly - Artwork
  • Chimère Noire - Layout

External LinksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Setlist.fm
  2. Nuclear Blast Records via YouTube
  3. Billboard
  4. Offizielle Charts
  5. Ultratop
  6. MetaCritic
  7. Spin
  8. Consequence of Sound
  9. Pop Matters
  10. Angry Metal Guy
  11. Metal Injection
  12. Exclaim!

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