Heathensun - Monster - Song Review - Nu Metal from North Carolina, USA

Heathensun - Monster - Song Review - Nu Metal from North Carolina, USA

Today we are featuring a promising nu-metal band, Heathensun, from North Carolina, USA. I have reviewed one of their new songs, Monster, along with its character, style, story, and potential.

Today is the fifth day I am listening to Heathensun - Monster, while writing my review. As a big metal music fan, I have always been into heavy, thrash, and progressive metal, yet I also remember enjoying listening to Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, or Gorillaz in the past. Heathensun, in this way, is a new band who are working remotely for their music. The most interesting thing about them is that their debut album Flip Side has gotten an overly positive reception so far, starting an exciting momentum for this band. About Heathensun on their Spotify account.

Hailing from The United States of America, HEATHENSUN is an up and coming Numetal band with a penchant for writing banging tunes and dynamic narratives. Comprised on 3 immensely talented individuals, the 3 piece band is made up of Drunkndonuts on Guitar, Lo-Key on Drums as well as Johnny Anthrax fronting the band. The members of HEATHENSUN are based out of different cities with Johnny, Charlotte NC drunkndonuts in Wilmington NC and Lo-Key in Greenville SC. The band was born out of the pandemic in early 2021, working together remotely to create banging masterpieces over the internet. Even though still relatively new to the scene, HEATHENSUN is already climbing the charts with their single BEACH ranked #7 on the Apple iTunes top 100 Metal USA Charts and their single JEALOUSY ranked #17 on the Apple iTunes top 100 Metal USA Charts. With big dreams and plenty of energy to spare, HEATHENSUN seeks to positively influence society with their music, and is well on their way to becoming one of the most phenomenal bands in our generation.Monster, in my opinion, is a well-crafted rap/nu-metal song, with influences mainly from the 2000s. The first thing that caught my attention here was the strange taste of the song in general. The frequency here is quite linear, the song doesn't seem like changing the note at all. That's the message it leaves in your memory, and keeps on playing in your mind.

The structure here is what I usually call radio-friendly. It starts with easy-listening instrumentation, focusing on the vocal lines and the beats. Guitars are mainly covering the background, contributing to the atmosphere, as well as the drums and the bass. I remember Limp Bizkit used to write music like this, where he created a contrast in the song. Using instruments instead of midi notes while making magic with his vocals. Heathensun's Monster is a good example of this, deserves a top mark with its catchiness.

The music video, on the other hand, gave me a few hints about Heathensun. Although it is quite obvious that this band doesn't have any support, I can't say they have done a poor job in this video. The scenes are quite simple, filmed professionally, none of these pictures look weird. On the contrary, they go quite well with the vibe and the groove. The band shows potential here as a collective, with their look in the video. I can't say I am impressed by their band image, but I feel like they can make a name if they can stay together for the necessary time. For instance, I really liked the attitude of the vocalist, Johnny Anthrax. He is just being cool, relaxed, adding personality to his words, and keeping it cool all the way to the end. This guy has got what it takes to become a frontman; the charisma. We all know a band without the charismatic frontman doesn't have a chance, especially in the rap/nu-metal world. Johnny, without hesitation, is the right man for the job.

When it comes to their musicality, I think Monster is an addictive song, but not one of their hit candidates. As I have mentioned earlier, I am not a fan of this style at all, but this song never seemed to disappear from my memory since I watched the video for the first time. The low-key vibe in the song made me feel something special, and that special feeling now has an association with this very song.

Technically, Monster has the necessary industry standards, as we can also see on their bio that Heathensun's debut album Flip Side has achieved getting two songs, Beach and Jealousy into the Top 20 in Apple iTunes Top 100 USA Metal Charts. This is a big deal for sure, especially when you think this is only a debut album. The producer in this way has done a good job. Everything sounds well balanced at first, cause most of the time bands started choosing to sound overly loud in this genre. It is a tasty mix for sure, the song flows perfectly from the beginning to the end and the listener never loses the connection with the music. But most importantly, the producer has credit for the personality in this album. As some of you might remember from my previous articles, that I value a band's originality more than anything else. And I think Flip Side has the necessary personality and attitude.

When I take all these into account, I'd like to say that I've had a good time listening to Heathensun. I am impressed by their big leap forward in their careers so far, and have a bright image in my mind when I think of their future as a band.

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In conclusion, Metalhead Community Team congratulates Heathensun for their impressive job in, Monster, and wishes them the very best in their future careers. Thank you for reading.

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