Their third studio album Heartless may be a little more polished and smoother around the edges than its predecessors, but its power is never lacking – huge riffs merge with delicate melodies to create a sound that is all-encompassing. Pallbearer let their music do the talking, and it’s that attitude that makes the band so downright cool. Doom metal may not be the most cheerful genre in the world, but it is cathartic, and Pallbearer are certainly that. Far from heartless, Pallbearer’s latest effort is all soul.
Heartless is out now via Nuclear Blast/Caroline.