Blessed By A Broken Heart Feel The Power

Blessed By A Broken Heart Feel The Power
After middle-aged listeners renounce the mainstream music and fashion they loved when they were younger, followed by a couple of decades in quarantine, a whole new generation arrives to make similar mistakes. With that, the prosecution calls Blessed By A Broken Heart, Montreal's lead submission to what we hope is a short-lived hair-metalcore trial, setting off pyrotechnics while kicking through the banner in leopard print pants. No prizes for what you'll encounter: cheesy, self-empowering glam lyrics, such as those in "Shut Up and Rock!," slathered over equally curdled leads and new wave synth lines. The era that Feel The Power invokes ― gutter glitterati with snakes decorating their leather jackets suffocating in a cloud of hairspray ― might be something that appeals to teenage scenesters hunting for the next look. However, musically, rehashing yesterday's metalcore with yesteryear's Poison and Warrant cast-offs is an unfunny joke, and impossible take seriously. (Tooth and Nail)