If you follow Good because Danish, you know we cheer for Sound Of Aarhus and “steal” or – to say it more gently – “borrow” their music discoveries from time to time (they don’t mind, we checked – promise! :) )… A new DK act that was introduced to us by the guys of the Aarhus-based website is the rock band H.E.R.O.
“If you ever had a musical crush on Chris Cornell then you will for sure love these guys. In that case H.E.R.O. would be Chris’ talented little brother. You just know he ends up even better some day in the future!” (Sound Of Aarhus)
If we hadn’t found the band on a website writing about Danish music, we wouldn’t have guessed that the H.E.R.O. guys are from the country of Lego. The guitar riffs and the vocals in their debut single “Superpowers” are just so USA! Well – Bazinga! H.E.R.O. are 100% born and raised in Denmark.
But let’s get from the band’s roots to the most important thing – the band’s music! “Superpowers” is a strong rock debut. From the first to the last second of the song you have no doubts that H.E.R.O. is a rock band, who learned about music from giants like Foo Fighters, Manic Street Preachers, Green Day or Audioslave. This is ROCK, boys and girls, written in capital letters.
Such a nice debut makes us wonder how the career of H.E.R.O. will develop. Is there still a place for a band that is faithful to classic rock sounds, in times of mix of genres and bands experimenting with electronic music a lot? Time will show.