In the beginning, H.E.A.T was a “meh” band for me. Their self-titled debut album from 2008 created a hype as soon as it was released and the band was hailed as the great new hope for AOR and Melodic Rock. I never got it. Still don’t. I even thought that their follow-up Freedom Rock (2010) was better, something I guess I’m pretty much alone in thinking. Things changed for me with their 2012 album Address The Nation and the recruiting of singer Erik Grönwall as the ship-jumping Kenny Leckremo’s replacement. Since then, I have turned into a massive H.E.A.T fan with every album since then being close to masterpieces. All of them. As a live-act, they’re also on top of the game with Grönwall being a frontman extraordinary. That said, with an increasing fanbase and rave reviews everywhere, their last album sure was a watershed among fans.