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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the doom metal band was mixed by Joe Barresi.
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I Saw the End
We crawled From the beginning Oceans of blood The price of living Grasping gold Always pursuing Wealth untold Others abusing I saw the end Of all... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Kerrang!
    Mar 22, 2017
    100
    [A] glorious masterpiece. [11 Mar 2017, p.50]
  2. Mar 22, 2017
    90
    Heartless will kick your ass during its entire running time. It’s a product of a rare band that, through dint of hard work and sincerity, will certainly be a huge crossover success.
  3. Apr 24, 2017
    90
    Heartless is a triumphant metal album, and is yet another entry on the list of arguments for Pallbearer being among the few bands in the genre’s peak echelon today. With Heartless, Pallbearer has laid down the gauntlet for the entire metal genre to even contend for its album of the year.
  4. Mar 22, 2017
    80
    Heartless continues to build on the band's reputation as one of the biggest acts in doom metal.
  5. Mar 31, 2017
    80
    An exciting follow up to 2014’s Foundations Of Burden that edges the band’s sound forward while keeping sight of what they do best, Heartless is a glorious open wound that bleeds melody. Right on.
  6. Mar 23, 2017
    80
    It delivers the sound of a mature band coming into its own and learning to utilize its various strengths.
  7. Mar 24, 2017
    60
    Bringing it live is still crucial to metal success, and on that front they are ready to ascend to the next level. That doesn’t translate on Heartless, where too much space is squandered.

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  1. Apr 16, 2017
    8
    Heartless is Pallbearer's most exciting album yet. It's a fusion of melodic, almost symphonic doom metal and a soft and very intelligentHeartless is Pallbearer's most exciting album yet. It's a fusion of melodic, almost symphonic doom metal and a soft and very intelligent progressive rock, which Pallbearer used to show interest in. This time, however, it's more progressive than ever. Expand
  2. Apr 2, 2017
    6
    Their past efforts are some of the best metal records of the past 20 years, but with their new record Heartless it start to feel a bit tooTheir past efforts are some of the best metal records of the past 20 years, but with their new record Heartless it start to feel a bit too familiar. This is pretty much the same record they already made again, and the honeymoon phase has ended.

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