Color us highly impressed by “Alive”, the new single from post-hardcore band I Hate Heroes. While the band’s name admittedly may remind you of about 20 other bands, I Hate Heroes channel both pop-punk and metallic post-hardcore in almost equal measure. The A Day To Remember influence is blatantly obvious upon the first listen to “Alive”, but that’s certainly not a bad thing at all. However, I Hate Heroes differentiate themselves from like-minded bands by incorporating impressive metal guitar. Seriously, listen to the beginning of “Alive” – it really sets the tone for the whole song.
The band’s new record, Save Yourself, drops September 4th – and if this new single is anything to go by, fans of post-hardcore and pop-punk will find plenty to sink their teeth into. Certainly a band to keep on the collective radar, indeed.
There’s a few things that catch my attention as a music listener. Does the band have a catchy song? I’m game. Meaningful lyrics? I’m usually sold. A hilarious music video with a catchy song? Sign me up. Essentially, that’s what rock band Sweet Ascent is going for in their new music video for “Alive”.
Check out the video below and let us know what you think. It’s a catchy af track that will probably make you smile – and isn’t that the point of music like this, anyway?