Los Angeles natives Heavy Justice have managed to carve out a distinctive musical style that hints at their punk influences, infused with raw, heavy yet melodic thrash – perfectly demonstrated in the March 1, 2019 video and single release, “When Inmates Run the Asylum”, produced by McCartney Studios. Currently, Heavy Justice is in the studio recording new songs, after recently playing 3 out of 4 shows at the Viper Room in Hollywood, competing for a spot in the Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany.
With a distinct blend of gravelly, yet soulful melodic vocals, vocalist/ bassist Neil Neilio’s clever, sobering lyrics will get into your head and stick with you, as you find yourself humming the melodies hours after listening. Collaborating with Neil since high school, guitarist Greg Mullen combines true musical ability with an explosion of pulsating heavy riffs and feverish solos that defy his calm exterior. The two founders give Heavy Justice a solid, consistent style, and a great deal of diversity within their songwriting, while staying true to their high energy, heavy form.
Adding unlimited energy and compatible styles with drummer Michelle Pickering and guitarist Irvin Garay, Heavy Justice has set out to play to as many audiences as possible, sharing their brand of unapologetic metal with engaging arrangements, powerhouse metal anthems, and finger blistering guitar work, without ever sacrificing good songwriting for speed.
Their first CD and video was released in 2014 entitled “Apolcalyze,” which eluded current musical trends and put forth powerful, well written songs, allowing Heavy Justice to develop a solid fan base locally, and branching out to the southwestern states. From a quality standpoint, “Apolcalyze” is much higher and more diverse than one would expect of a first CD from a thrash band.
The second CD release in 2017 entitled “And So We Fall” is themed with an aquatic, abyssal element; expressing the struggle to remain afloat in the riptides of life’s wake, and forced to deal with losses of all kinds: loss of the lives of loved ones, loss of heroes, loss of belief systems, loss of soul and sanity – altering how we envision and deal with the inevitable end.
Beginning 2019 with a brilliantly produced music video release, and a handful of hellacious new songs to begin recording in April, it looks like this will be another great year for Heavy Justice. Check out our recent review below!
August 2019 Review by Abrasive Audio
Heavy Justice – When Inmates Run the Asylum
Oozing with riffs which are ultra-catchy this track feels as if plucked from the early late 80’s/early 90’s thrash catalog archives. In a similar vein both vocally and musically to Flotsam and Jetsam (whatever happened to those dudes?) this hits hard with reminiscent qualities as well melodies which instantly take ahold of the damn this is decent audio receptors.
Heavy Justice prioritizes a direct and active connection with their fans through Facebook and Twitter, as well as having vibrant, content rich, and constantly updated social media outlets through their YouTube and Instagram pages, respectively. You can check out and/or contact Heavy Justice directly on your preferred media: heavyjustice.com, facebook.com/heavyjustice, youtube.com/HeavyJusticeBand, twitter.com/heavyjustice, instagram.com/heavyjustice.