Review: The Black Heart Gospel – Wasteland America

The Black Heart Gospel

Review: The Black Heart Gospel – Wasteland America

Chemikill Burn Records (2016)

Reviewer: Dan Mann

The Black Heart Gospel are a four piece rock band hailing from New Jersey, U.S.A. and are due to release Wasteland America on their own Chemikill Burn Records in January.

The four track EP kicks off with ‘Before My Eyes‘ with a quite distinctive vocal style which initially I didn’t take to, however on repeated plays it has grown on me considerably.

Scary‘ is a pretty solid rock song, which is probably my favorite out of the four tracks. A real grower that’s had quite a few plays.

Growing Unknown‘ is quite frantic in it’s initial approach, but leads into a great toe tapper of a song.

And so to the final track. ‘Wasteland America‘. A political statement, fairly self explanatory from it’s name. It has to be said you really need to listen to the lyrics and you’ll be rewarded with a very mature piece of song writing.

I’ll be very interested to see if the band continue in the same vein with hopefully a full length album.