Hailing from Tennessee, The Darkest Hearts is a hard rock band recently nominated for the Nashville Industry Music Award for Best Alternative Rock Band. They are drawing attention world-wide for their unique combination of rock, pop and punk genres, featuring striking guitars and rich, theatrical vocals.
Their song Mississippi Devil is scheduled to be released October 6 of this year. It echoes characteristics of the likes of grunge band Nickelback with strong, melodic pop rock vocals against almost heavy metal instrumentals.
The deep bass that the band’s song sports creates the heavy atmosphere intertwined with punk and gothic undertones. This dark imagery combined with the complexities of the song’s alternative genre reminds me of Evanescence’s early work in album Fallen. I love the punchy drums; it’s the strong heartbeat of Mississippi Devil.