MAL’s new single “Hero’s Gold”: Catchy Progressive Rock Shines with Finesse

MAL’s latest release, “Hero’s Gold,” combines accessible progressive rock with captivating pop and mainstream rock influences, delivering a heartfelt message that strikes a chord with listeners. The song explores the theme of longing for loved ones and the realization that true treasure lies within the bonds of family. The realization that the struggle for providing for family leads to missing out on family life “the real gold” while trying to gain material gold away from home.


From the moment the track begins, MAL captivates with a persistent bright riff that instantly hooks you in. The powerful bass and drum intro provides a big bang that sets the stage for an incredible musical journey. As the verses unfold, the bass line takes on a perplexing quality, commanding attention and leading the way. The chorus stands out with its cool chord changes, showcasing the band’s ability to craft memorable and infectious melodies. The emotive vocals convey a genuine sense of longing and reflection, drawing listeners deeper into the narrative of the song.

MAL "Heroe's Gold" press photo

MAL’s musicianship is nothing short of exceptional. The tastefully executed prog rock drumming rivals the legends of the genre, even giving Neal Peart a run for his money. The bright distorted guitar sound adds a layer of energy and depth to the overall composition. With band members Peter Hollywood on bass, Kristopher Jung handling vocals and guitar, and Brendan Reynolds on drums, MAL demonstrates their versatility and skill. Drawing inspiration from iconic acts like Pink Floyd, Deftones, Black Sabbath, and Led Zeppelin, the band brings their own unique flair to the table, creating a sound that is both familiar and refreshingly original.

“Hero’s Gold” is a triumphant reminder that the true treasures in life are often found close to home. MAL’s ability to seamlessly blend accessible progressive rock with pop sensibilities ensures that this song will resonate with a wide audience. Prepare to be moved by their captivating melodies, emotive vocals, and skillful musicianship.


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