Unleash the Archers Unleash Cover of Teaze’s “Heartless World”

  • Jeff Treppel

If you’re familiar with ’70s Canadian radio rock besides Rush (and who isn’t?), you may recall Teaze’s 1979 hit “Heartless World.” If you don’t, that’s okay. British Columbian power metal quartet Unleash the Archers are here to remind you! Two years after their excellent effort Apex, they return with an EP titled Explorers that consists of two cover songs. Their interpretation of this AOR power ballad sticks pretty close to the original. The original rocks, though, and Brittney Slayes slays this version. Unfortunately, they lose the sax solo. The band says this about their choice:

“The second single is a cover of a song by a Canadian hair metal band from the 80’s called Teaze. They are not super well known, but that’s why we gravitated towards them. The song ‘Heartless World’ has a really interesting arrangement and can’t seem to decide if it’s a ballad or a rock opera. Unlike ‘Northwest Passage’, where we played around with it quite a bit, we left ‘Heartless World’ almost completely as is, and only changed a few small things like solos and vocal melodies. We thought it would be a great companion piece to ‘Northwest Passage’nand really round out the moody ‘Explorers’ vibe. “

Explorers is out now. You can find it here.

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