The Hungary based emotional hardcore and metalcore collective HEARTLAPSE are making a great return with their latest song and music video release, entitled “The Devil All the Time.”
In this impressive piece, the band showcases a plethora of new and innovative ideas for song structures, including their remarkable collaboration with the renowned Italian brass band Rusty Brass (check out their other tune and music video “Trust The Rust” below). The resulting power amalgam of various styles and genres and a unique blend of infuences ranging from the raw intensity of 90s funk metal to the explosive beats of a marching band brass ensemble. It’s a breath of fresh air, a sonic sensation that hits the listener’s face with remarkable force.
Speaking about this new blend of styles, Heartlapse comment: “Recording, mixing, and mastering were extremely challenging for us because we had never combined so many styles and instruments in one song before, only the brass had more than 30 tracks! Also, we had never done the entire process on our own before, but we are quite proud of the result.”
“Our latest track, ‘The Devil All The Time” (inspired by the film adaptation of Donald Ray Pollock’s novel of the same name), is a satirical take on the religious tendency to blame aberrant behavior on something evil and out of our control.” – they explain.
“In many cases, the figure of the devil has produced a collective obsession across a wide range of people and religious communities, and it is, in our opinion, often used as a simplifed excuse for human conduct and even as a despicable way of exploiting people’s vulnerabilities.”
The music video, cut from found archive footage, is a visual commentary on the absurdity of it all.
“We’ve been pushing the frontiers of our musical creativity over the past few years, but we eventually wanted to write a song with a real “traditional” chorus. Luca has previously worked on music videos with Rusty Brass and was blown away by their talent and attitude.”
“After that encounter, he wrote the primary theme, which was centered on brass instruments, and later we structured the entire song together and sent it to our Italian buddies. The way they improved the original idea by adding different melodies was truly amazing!” – adds the band.