A Hero’s Death


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Our take

by Angus

Fontaines D.C. was a name unknown to many outside Ireland until the release of their debut album ‘Dogrel’, and if you’re unfamiliar, it’s with a hearty recommendation that we suggest you acquaint yourself.

Where ‘Dogrel’ was the sound of booze–soaked Dublin pubs, A Hero’s Death brings to mind the Emerald Isle’s rolling hills in the depths of winter. This is post punk at its most emphatic, a more sprawling and sometimes psychedelic take on the genre. The songs build with a good deal of patience, and there’s a little less rock’n’roll and a little more anxious energy on display here. A Hero’s Death announces Fontaines D.C. as one of the world’s most exciting guitar bands.

The vitals

A small preview from Spotify

Released: 2020
Genre: Post Punk / Rock
Label: Liberation

Condition: New
Format: 1 x Vinyl LP
Speed: 33 1/3 RPM


1. "I Don't Belong" (4:31)
2. "Love Is the Main Thing" (3:54)
3. "Televised Mind" (4:10)
4. "A Lucid Dream" (3:54)
5. "You Said" (4:36)
6. "Oh, Such a Spring" (2:33)
7. "A Hero's Death" (4:18)
8. "Living in America" (4:56)
9. "I Was Not Born" (3:50)
10. "Sunny" (4:53)
11. "No" (5:10)

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