"Heirs" was is a beautifully mixed album by the Weight Room.
My favorite tracks were The Giver, Sleep Bringer, Burial and Nothing Left. This album is intimate, layered and vulnerable. It will take you into terror, social anxiety, the struggle of keeping loved ones close while dealing with suffering and loss. Of course the album starts with the sound of a heartbeat and ends with the sound of a life being cut short.
Powerlessness, no sexy confessional lyrics - this album is meant to be "felt". Anti-religion, German holocaust survivors?, Standing Rock?, Poverty, suffering, politics - you are witnessing it all with little ability to process the events- the hills & valleys of vocal expression - it feels...comforting.
The vocals ranges are growing stronger with each album with new textures and relief. Clean mixed with a bunch of dirty gravel. Powerful.
Likely a celebration of life where no life should grow.
Sleep Bringer could be a film score with the insane white noise of constant thoughts. Burial also gives a peek into the un-quiet mind, the chaotic mind. Clean acoustic guitars after a 2 minute moment of silence on the Burial Track is Ire Wolves forcing you to look inward. Bastards.
This album takes risks and sound much bigger than a 3 piece. Nothing Left shows new vocal ranges that the band has completely mastered. The intention of the work is clearly expressed and "felt". It felt like a painting.