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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | MAJOR

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States | MAJOR
Established on Jan, 2012
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"Review - Narrow Hearts: Make This Yours"

Artist: Narrow Hearts
Album: Make This Yours
Label: We Are Triumphant
Genre: Hardcore, Metal

Make This Yours is the debut full length album from the five piece hardcore outfit Narrow Hearts. A few months ago they released a five track EP, Strive To Change, and ever since then they’ve been propelling themselves forward in the scene. Narrow Hearts have something to say, and they’re here to do so with the release of their newest album.

People who aren’t familiar with hardcore/metalcore/metal bands don’t always associate those kinds of musicians with promoting “positive” messages to their fans. In some cases those people are right, but in the case of Narrow Hearts they would be wrong. Listening to the lyrics in these tracks, especially “Turning Point”, you will see that they are generally very upbeat and are promoting positive attitudes and forward thinking.

The first full track, “Conformity”, starts off with the rapid pounding of the snare drum which leads the way into the equally paced guitars and vocals. The momentum from this song doesn’t stop when the song ends but continues on throughout the entire record. That song, and “Suspects”, are in a tie for being the best tracks on the album.

“Unconscious Minds” is the second to last track, and it’s relatively short, but it should not be overlooked. This track offers a unique sound that stands a part from the rest of the tracks. “Pvt White” closes the album in an anthem-like manner. It starts off fast paced, then a little over halfway through the track it slows down to instruments and a brief spoken word overlay which quietly ends concludes the album.

From start to finish Make This Yours consistently offers powerful, hard hitting lyrics and vocals. The guitars are heavy and the guttural sounds of the bass march their way through every track with roaring beats. The vocalist has a solid range of screams, and delivers his lyrics with raw, relentless precision. With such a meaningful intent in their lyrics it’s hard not to enjoy the album. The biggest issue would be the length, being only 24 minutes long it could easily get old if put on repeat for too long.

SCORE: 8.5/10 - Under The Gun Review


"Victory Records to distribute Narrow Hearts"

Official press release:

Boston, MA based We Are Triumphant Records has entered into an exclusive, worldwide distribution and merchandising agreement with Victory Records. We Are Triumphant was founded by Greg Long in early 2010 as an artist management service. The label made its debut merely 9 months ago and has already made a strong imprint on the music community for multiple genres.

We Are Triumphant is fueled by a relentless passion for releasing top notch records by the music scenes' best kept secrets. With the newly established support of Victory Records WAT sees their artists trampling the industry and turning heads in a big way as it welcomes more fans and followers to the herd.

Tony Brummel, Founder of Victory Records said, "Greg finds great bands and has a real vision for what he is doing. We have had the pleasure of helping labels like Rise Records, Standby Records and Sumerian get established from their beginnings. I am confident that We Are Triumphant will blossom quickly and see great success."

We Are Triumphant will be releasing pivotal new records from Dweller, Narrow Hearts, Neck Deep, Freaks, I Am Intention, Endless and more to close out 2012. - Lambgoat


"Alternative Press Hometown Heroes Readers Poll Edition 2010"

Made up largely of a group of childhood friends, metalcore six-piece Cain & Abel officially came together during the summer of 2008. "We had no intention of becoming rich and famous-and we still don't," says guitarist Jared Block. "All we ever wanted to do is play music." But relentless gigging and shows alongside Underoath, August Burns Red and Escape the Fate, Cain & Abel may just end up altering their modest plans.
Using a dual-vocalist approach and unconventional guitar harmonies, Cain & Abel are as inventive as they are determined. When they showed up to play Cornerstone Festival this past summer and found that most of the bands on their stage had dropped off and there was no actual stage, they made a makeshift P.A. and promoted nontop. "That was definitely a tough week," says Block. "But we'll remember it for the rest of our lives." - Alternative Press Magazine


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Narrow Hearts was started to restore hope to the ones who have nothing, to stand up for what you believe in, and to give hope to the ones who have lost it all. Love what you want to love, be who you want to be, that is our message.

- "Make This Yours" Debut Album professionally produced and recorded by Josh Schroeder at Random Awesome! Recording Studios (The Color Morale, A Plea For Purging, Legend). Album released on We Are Triumphant Records / distributed by Victory Records.

- 1,000 physical copies of their debut EP "Strive to Change" (release date 6.12.12) and 1,000 physical albums sold under former band name "Cain & Abel" (2008-2011)

- Voted into playing the 2010 and 2013 Vans Warped Tour Milwaukee date

- 5 years of regional and national touring experience throughout the United States,sharing the stage with bands
such as Sworn In, August Burns Red, The Color Morale, Texas In July, Chiodos and many more..

- #8 unsigned band in the United States, according to Alternative Press' Hometown Heroes winter edition 2010.

- Age range of band 19-22

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