CD review HEAVY FEATHER ‘Mountain of Sugar’

Heavy Feather is a quartet, hailing from Stockholm, Sweden. The quartet is a rather new band that premiered in 2019 with ‘Debris & Rubble’. Although the band is still rather new, the involved musicians are no strangers in the Stockholm hard rock scene. Singer Lisa Lystam is also fronting Siena Root and has an own blues band going. Matte Gustaffson is involved in all three band too which gives a certain idea where things are heading to musically.

Heavy Feather is deeply rooted in rock music from the ’60s and ’70s. It’s band like Cream and Free that delivered the musical blueprint for Heavy Feather. In addition there is a solid portion of Southern rock included as well, being expressed in songs like ‘Sometimes I Feel’.

The album leads it off with a bluesy rocker called ’30 Days’. The great chorus and an organic sound makes this tune to an authentic start into the album. The warm and grooving ‘Bright in My Mind’ is next. Lystam’s great voice is a key asset for Heavy Feather and a song like ‘Bright in My Mind’ shows the whole width of her vocal range.

The title track is a rhythmic pounding retro rocker and also the calmer tones found a spot on the tracklist. ‘Let it Shine’ is the soulful side of Heavy Feather and a moment you shouldn’t miss. It’s a melancholic vibe that swings with the song, followed by the dynamic spirit of ‘Come We Can Go’.

All in all there is no reason for not appreciating this album. Authenticity, passion and musical talent blend into each other on ‘Mountain of Sugar’, a sweet musical treat that is worth to be heard.

Rating: 8 out of 10.

Tracklist:

  1. 30 Days
  2. Bright in My Mind
  3. Love Will Come Easy
  4. Mountain of Sugar
  5. Too Many Times
  6. Let It Shine
  7. Come We Can Go
  8. Sometimes I Fell
  9. Lovely Lovely Lovely
  10. Rubble and Debris
  11. Asking in Need

Label: The Sign Records

Genre: Retro Rock

Release Date EU: April 9th, 2021

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