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My Heavy Memory: Clarity
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My Heavy Memory: Clarity

Heavy Rock/Metal
3.5/5.0

Hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area, My Heavy Memory was founded by guitarists Todd Galland and Eddie Koeller. In 2013, they released an EP, simply self-titled My Heavy Memory. That's about as much as know as more information is somewhat fleeting. My Heavy Memory offers their debut long player, Clarity, now signed to Germany's Pure Steel Records.

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Describing the My Heavy Memory metal sound is rather uncomplicated. You begin with their middle name, Heavy, and expound from there to a mixture of heavy rock and metal. The basic components of a My Heavy Memory song are heavy and dense riffs from twin guitars and a heavy pounding rhythm section, with subtle to more obvious guitar solos scattered about. They wrap their heaviness in measureable song melody and harmony, and undergird it with a solid rock groove. Above this, vocalist David Hechim sings clean and melodic, but with raging, more assertive, style. If you don't like somebody screaming at you in most songs, you probably won't care for this album. So, to summarize My Heavy Memory offers, essentially, dense, guitar-driven, heavy metal rock with sublime guitar solos and screamo vocals.

As for song highlights, they are few as my interest was only piqued by songs that had stronger guitar solos such as Hanging By A Thread, Council Fire, and Clarity. A nod also goes to Bleed The Way for being fast and heavy at times, but also bumping up the rock groove in the latter half. All in all, if you like guitar-driven and dense heavy metal rock, perhaps with some modern d-tuned feeling, and assertive vocals, you will likely enjoy My Heavy Metal and their debut album, Clarity.



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The Bottom Line

If you like guitar-driven and dense heavy metal rock, perhaps with some modern d-tuned feeling, and assertive vocals, you will likely enjoy My Heavy Metal and their debut album, Clarity.

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