HOAC

So where are you now?

Hiding behind another masquerade. Your deception stripped you of all you ever loved.
You lie awake at night, afraid to even dream. Because when you close your eyes all you see is me. There’s no disguising your true nature. You’re nothing but a fucking traitor.

Suffer bitch.

Drown in waters of depression. Your pain is purification. The hatred is building up. Take one last look above. The pressure’s all too much. Say goodbye to all that you love. You know I bore you no ill will and that you brought this upon yourself. You know I meant you no harm at all but now I’ll bring you hell.

What have you become? You’re fading. What have you become? You’re nothing.

I will rise up to tear you down and no one will stand in my way. I will bring you to your knees. This is nothing but a waste of emotion.

You are nothing but an insect I stamp on.
Vindication through an onslaught of violence.
Living manifestation of nightmares.


Severance is dominated by incredible sounding guitar work. Heart of a Coward have removed almost all tonality from their riffs, giving the staccatoed thuds a mechanical quality that TesseracT employ so well. Given that TesseracT’s Acle Kahney was present at the recording of these parts it seems unsurprising that the band have absorbed this into their new album. The music, however, is all their own. Ten seconds into opener ‘Monstro’ and the crisp monotone of that guitar sound, complete with minimalist finish, opens into a pummelling riff that instantly gives away the band’s deference to tech and the stunted groove of metalcore.

We review Severance, the new album from Heart Of A Coward.