Flagland's Love Hard has a little bit of everything: a fighting fever, a sensitive side, an undercurrent of pulsating terror, a mania. With all things that matter intensely, Love Hard is not putting on airs: it's an open wound and it bleeds and bleeds and bleeds. On the record's third single, “Monster”, matters of the heart are practically cauterized with a menacing bass, a yelping scream from frontman Kerry Kallberg, and lyrics that expose a monster disguised as something else. Though it may feel hard to choose which of Flagland's tracks are most upfront, “Monster” is just bare enough to get beneath your skin.
Love Hard will release via Father/Daughter Records on February 25.