Slow Animals – “Hearts of Flame”


Nashville-based five-piece Slow Animals impress on their recent single “Hearts of Flame,” strutting a dynamic appeal between grungy hard-rocking vigor and crisp rock momentum. Impressing last year with the tracks “Changing Tides” and “Bleedin’ Out,” the band continue to showcase a gripping rock intensity with their latest production.

The initial verses show a steady pulse, with a debonair post-punk movement traversing into smoother vocal stylings — reminiscent of Last Dinosaurs. The ensuing title-referencing ascension invigorates with its heavy guitar distortion and raspier vocal inflection, venturing with seamless cohesion from the head-nodding nonchalance of the verses. “Hearts of Flame” is further indication of Slow Animals’ knack for quality songwriting and strikingly successful tonal shifts.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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