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Heavy AmericA is Flyah ''Hardcore''





Heavy AmericA is an all original alternative hard rock band based in Boston, Massachusetts and comprised of three members: 
Mike Seguin- Guitars, Lead Vocals, Keys 
Dan Fried- Drums, Percussion, Vocals  
Budd Lapham- Bass, Vocals 
Formed in 2013, Mike, Dan and Budd brought together their years of experience and influences to create a truly unique band with a sound all its own. Fed up with the infinite repeat of bubble gum and corporate rock music that plagues the airways, they decided to be a band to bring forth the change so desperately needed in rock music today.   
Their "keep it simple" formula has resulted music that is full of energy and raw emotion. A rollercoaster ride with plateaus of happiness and cliffs of terror. So open your ears and your mind to the new sound you've been searching for....Heavy AmericA!

Heavy AmericA - Their Debut Record  Independent Spotlight,  June 18, 2015               In this evening’s edition of the Independent Spotlight, we’re going to be taking a look at a band that describes themselves as a ‘rollercoaster ride with plateaus of happiness and cliffs of terror.’ That’s quite a bio line. In any case, the band is Heavy AmericA and their new self-titled debut dropped in April. It’s a hell of a ride, clocking in with six raging rock tracks. Is it a ride worth the price of admission?                                                      I have to be honest, with a band name like ‘Heavy AmericA,’ I was prepared for a Lynyrd Skynyrd-esque group that dons incredible cheesy American flag paraphernalia and energizes drunken southern audiences. To my joy, Heavy AmericA isn’t like that at all. Their blend of hard rock is reminiscent of British Invasion jams mixed with some of the better elements of American hard rock.                                                               ‘Daddy’ is noteworthy. I really dig this jam. It’s got some fantastic electric riffing that builds a retro landscape of epic proportions. Heavy AmericA’s sound is very garagey. However, I could care less about that for this type of act. I’d actually argue that the rough nature of the recordings is alluring in this genre. It feels gritty and real, avoiding any ‘polished’ or ‘commercial’ faux pas.                                                ‘Under Glass’ takes the cake of the first half of the record. This song is beautifully composed, accentuating the band with moody reverberated synths. Quickly, the song evolves into a screeching rocker. After a few moments, it slips back down into soft recess. ‘Motor Honey’ is far more original. I like how short and punchy the track is. It takes all of the proper elements of good hard rock and slaps you in the face with them. That’s good; I can get behind that.                                                                                   © 2015 — Brett Stewart / Rivers Rubin / Independent Spotlight / The Jukebox

Heavy AmericA's debut album "Heavy AmericA                                                                                                       Indiemunity-   June 18, 2015                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       With a name like Heavy AmericA, I must admit, I went into my first listen expecting something quite different. I wasn’t disappointed, quite the contrary; Heavy AmericA’s debut album, Heavy americA, was a really enjoyable listen. The alternative hard rock group doesn’t lay it out quite as hard and heavy as the name might lead one to believe; rather, their six track debut album has a bit of a dark mellow flow to it. Though, they do turn up the tempo and know how to increase the energy in a song. Each song has its own sound, lyrical theme, and they all come together to create an enjoyable album.                                                                                                                                          The trio doesn’t overdo any of their tracks. Musically, they don’t go in for intense energy and excitement, but rather keep things simple and consistent. The simplicity of their songs really felt reminiscent of older music, as new stuff today often tends to go overboard and try to do everything. There were times when I wondered if I was truly listening to a group that only got together in 2013 or if they had been jamming since the 1990s and early 2000s, at times I even wondered whether their vocalist was in a band from the 1980s. Despite having only been together for two years, the group has a really mature sound. I might compare them to more recent bands like Queens of the Stone Age or The Strokes, but there were times when I felt like they had a lot of classic rock inspiration as well.      Despite being a short album, each of the six songs brought enough variation of emotion and sound that it makes the short length really enjoyable. While many groups go in for ten to twenty track albums these days, I lament the idea of creating quantity over quality. I think that more than overloading an album with tracks, taking the time to filter the crap out is vital – even more so with a debut album. I think that Heavy AmericA put a lot of effort and energy into their debut and it has paid off for them. They clearly chose to make a short, but loaded album rather than going for quantity and I am glad that they did. Check out their self-titled debut album and see what you think! Matt Kaiser – indiemunity.

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