On paper, a record half-filled with melodic, hook heavy pop-punk and half-filled with bone-thundering metal shouldn’t work, but I Hate Heroes have re-written the rulebook with “If Life Were A Book, I’d Skip This Chapter”. The latest offering from the rookie release comes in the form of the brand new video for ‘Rebirth’.
Seamlessly darting between the most soaring of pop-rock melodies and an intense assault of Jimmy Snyder’s screaming woven together with the captivating, expertly executed metal riffs in the vein of Parkway Drive, I Hate Heroes juxtapose an intense and finely honed melee of sound, striking a chord with fans of alternative music across the scale, with a sound influenced by the likes of Memphis May Fire, Crown The Empire and A Day To Remember.
Hot off the heels of their biggest summer to date, with the release of debut EP “If Life Were A Book, I’d Skip This Chapter” and East Coast dates on the 2015 Vans Warped Tour, I Hate Heroes have never been a hotter property than at present. Their well-received sets at Warped saw the band pack 300+ into the Kevin Says Stage as well as multiple guest vocal appearances on the tour with August Burns Red, Silverstein, and Set it Off.
Now dividing their time between Pennsylvania and San Diego, I Hate Heroes successfully contrasts a middle-ground between melodic metalcore and heavy pop-punk, during their more hook-heavy moments displaying similarities to the likes of Chunk! No Captain Chunk! & A Day To Remember before darkening to Crown The Empire & Parkway Drive.