Heavy America – Proud Shame
Heavy America delivers a potent form of hard rock with “Proud Shame”. With heart and soul, Heavy America delves into a raw gritty sound possessed with incredible. Deserving to be absolutely blasted their sound has a driving methodical element to it, courtesy of the incredible rhythm section. Atmosphere plays an important role to it as the way Heavy America lets the sound grow feels reminiscent of Black Sabbath’s heavy jams. By far the true core of the sound rests with the passionate vocals and surreal lyricism.
For the first moments, Heavy America sets the tone with the greatest of ease. Eerie and almost mystical the way that the song has an ancient quality to it feels quite intriguing. A Gregorian-like chant emerges from the ether as the piece expands upon this theme. Slowly but surely the drums and bass file into the mix. Gradually Heavy America includes an ever-growing palette of color and texture into the proceedings. Regal in its temperament the vocals possess a stately quality to them as the song becomes ever more gigantic. The guitar riffs merge effortlessly with the faster and faster tempo. Eventually the carefully constructed arrangement is allowed a great deal of freedom, as they show off their impressive chops. Letting huge dollops of distortion grace the sound as it completely loosens up, flirting with chaos.
With “Proud Shame” Heavy America creates a carefully sculpted narrative proving to be incredible storytellers as they tap into the wild unhinged spirit of classic rock.