Origin: Chicago, IL, USA
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American Heritage  


American Heritage is an enigmatic band out of Chicago, the sort of slightly dissonant, jarring, art-noise-metal band that often doesn't attract a traditional metal audience even though all the elements are there. The first three albums are entirely instrumental, and on Bipolar (the album reviewed here), the vocals are sparse, distant growls, often seemingly an afterthought and almost never the focal point of the song. Don Caballero is sometimes referenced as a soundalike, which isn't too far off the mark, though American Heritage is arguably more metallic. This is heady and intense stuff, these guys clearly wanting to steer clear of standard song structures and simplistic arrangements. Apparently their lineup has mutated often through the years, though confirmed information is hard to come by.

Current Members

Adam Norden

guitars/bass/vocals

Scott Shellhammer

guitars/vocals

Mike Duffy

drums

Former Members/Guests

Andrei Cabanban

guitars


Discography



Why Everyone Gets Cancer 
1999 Rosewood U.
  • Adam Norden
  • Mike Duffy
  • Andrei Cabanban




We Will Pay You $125 To Observe You Deteriorate 
2000 Class B
  1. The Psychoactive FLow
  2. Atrophy
  3. Public Displays of Misanthropy
  4. The Terminal Current
  5. Calculating the Impact
  6. Blame it on the Queen of England




Through The Age Of Quarrel And Into The Era ... 
2001 Troubleman




Bipolar 
2004 Escape Artist
  1. Everyone Knows They Lied to Us
  2. Pole to Hole
  3. Phil Collins
  4. Spina Bifida
  5. Ass to Ass
  6. Forget
  7. Yzzo
  8. Intermission
  9. E
  10. Star of David
  11. (untitled)
  12. (untitled)
  13. (untitled)
  14. (untitled)




Millenarian 
2006 Translation L.
  1. Brootal: Axxes Of Evil
  2. Toilet Paper And Leotards
  3. It's Like Fucking A Napkin Full Of Toenails
  4. Peckerwood
  5. Way To Go Cowboy
  6. Spina Bifida
  7. Piss Engine

Reviews:   Blabbermouth 

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