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Heavy AmericA – ‘Crushed’

by Thomas Bedward August 06, 2021

Heavy AmericA – ‘Crushed’

A band who well and truly live up to their name, Heavy AmericA have taken to Boston’s music scene with fire and force, and its led them to become one of the scene’s most titanic and exciting trios of the last decade. Established in 2015, the band of Michael T. Seguin, Budd Lapham and Dan Fried have continued to impress fans and critics alike with singles like ‘Motor Honey (Peace)‘ and ‘Tails’, but now, they’ve taken things to a whole new level, lashing out with the fierce new cut, ‘Crushed’.

While the band have always been open about their inspirations, taking lead from a number of bands who have dominated the rock world over the years, ‘Crushed’ sees Heavy AmericA stepping out and sounding more like themselves than ever before. With almost 45,000 streams already, it's impossible to deny that ‘Crushed’ has made an impact, but until now, we had no idea just how good it was going to be.

Opening onto a focussed line of stuttering guitar chords and constant, steady percussion, ‘Crushed’ steps away from more explosive sounds to deliver a true, blues-infused anthem. While it takes a little time to find its feet, there’s no denying ‘Crushed’, and when the vocals hit and the instrumentals open up, the track burns its way through three minutes of defiant rock’n’roll brilliance. Hitting with timeless blues charm and plenty of grit, ‘Crushed’ hits over and over like waves in a dark and dirty storm, dragging you under with an expressive refrain of “sweet Jesus, I’m crushed”, all while artfully shifting tempos and tones with a sharp, controlled flare.

Available now on Spotify, along with the sharp new video on YouTube, ‘Crushed’ is an impressive evolution for Heavy AmericA, layering classic rock vibes with a tempered, controlled style that builds anticipation perfectly.

While they might be best known for their classically heavy rock anthems, ‘Crushed’ opens up a new age for the band, shifting gears to more complex, slow-burning brilliance that hits with a hefty, evocative weight. It’s bold, it’s undeniable, and it's further proof that Heavy AmericA has what it takes to take over the world.

You can stream the new track above and make sure you follow them on their social media pages below, so you never miss a release.

Score: 8.5/10

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