Heretics of Grace is a shining gem waiting to be uncovered New single - Restoration pt(II)

I first came across the album “The Nearest Far”, in 2017 and it became quite clear as to why Heretics of Grace are to be celebrated for any new music they release. The album is a beautiful mix of styles from heavy rock to melodic stomping groves. “The Nearest Far”, will hopefully have a great effect on returning classic rock inspired music to the limelight.   The band are formed of Fabio De Rosa (Bass), Andy Lyden (Guitar), Jez Geach (Drums) and Damian Counsell (Lead Vocal). They have been influenced by various genres and styles of music, such as some of the rock greats : Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Joe Bonamassa, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nirvana. They beautifully blend these influences into their new release Restoration pt(II). Heretics of Grace are from Birmingham in the UK , which is in an area called the Midlands. They are surrounded by the history of some of biggest rock bands in the world, and as such these are big shoes to fill and Heretics of Grace do not disappoint. The album is a master piece from start to finish bridging styles and genres. Beautiful lyrics combine with stunning riffs in a melting pot of funky bass lines and big powerful drums.

Heretics of Grace, were formed in some of the darkest times of the members lives. Four friends came together to create music to distract from an enormously challenging period when one member was seriously ill. Through this pain and suffering came the inspiration for the album. Lyrics such as “It’s clear as the midday sun, but there’s rain in my heart, it’s got me done” speak volumes to some of the most challenging times the band have been through.  The latest offering from Heretics of Grace is “Restoration (pt II)” is a record that could truly solidify them as rock n’ roll’s next big thing. Each member of Heretics of Grace shines as a tight unit on this track. The band are quoted as saying “We truly believe that our music will tell you more about us than we ever could.” Well this single speaks volumes about hopefully what’s to come from their next album. We all wait with measured excitement for its release. When listening to the new single it is worth pointing out that the melodic progression on this track is spot on with slick time changes and some sick riff work from guitarist Andy Lyden. Jez Geach’s drums are incredibly powerful and give you a metaphorical  slap round the face and with the support of Fabio De Rosa’s rolling basslines at the heart of the band the track takes you on a journey through a forest. A forest of Rock. And we like that!
Then lurking behind a tree in the metaphorical forest of rock is Damian Counsell who does a magnificent job on vocals. The power in his voice breathes life into the lyrics. The bands driving hard rock sound on this track makes them stand out from the usual nu-metal scream doing the rounds. Upon listening to the classic vintage vibes and soundscapes, into which the band effortlessly channel their creativity, the hype surrounding them is more than validated and will leave listeners excited to see what the band does in each subsequent release. What must be said about Heretics of Grace is that despite how inspired they may be by some legendary rock bands; they truly flex their own song writing abilities across this track. While the classic and progressive rock influences are undeniably huge, the band turn out great original material that more than once takes unexpected turns.
“Restoration (Part 2)” stands as one of their most unique tracks and an example of their song writing at its strongest – crunching riffs, a perpetually building progression, and extremely modern breakdowns, while Counsell’s roaring vocals really elevate this song above the rest. There’s something special about classic rock that most modern-day rock n’ roll is missing. Maybe it’s the grittiness, maybe it’s the persona of the bands or maybe it’s something else completely. Nevertheless, Heretics of Grace surpasses all of this, and revel in rock music and give it the nostalgia and feel of the genre’s best days.  They prove their ability to resurrect the spirit of rock n’ roll’s past and translate that essence into something truly their own. It takes a rhythm section like that of Heretics of Grace to make rock truly roll, and these guys deliver.  Gifted with taste and undeniable talent, Heretics of Grace still has time to become the saviours of rock and roll that many need them to be in today’s sterile musical climate.

There’s no doubt that this is a band to keep on one’s radar. There are few other rock bands that emanate the vibe of classic rock in the same way as these guys do.  Heretics of Grace is a shining gem waiting to be uncovered – a return to real instruments played with passion, joy and love.
Though the band was featured in recently released Lifoti's June 2019 influencer issue, you can check it from below link's for your country:

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