For Fans of: Karnivool, Tool, Russian Circles, Pink Floyd
Must hear track: Red Pill
Lee Roche: Vocals & Guitar
Michael Patterson: Guitar
Keith Allen: Bass
John McGrath: Drums
Formed early this year from the ashes of their former projects, Kill Goliath are another talent to add to the all of a sudden surging and luring pool of progressive rock. Band members Lee, Keith and John moved over from Ireland to start the band with Michael and have mostly been gigging around London. With tracks sounding as large as they do it will only be a matter of time till you will see them in a venue near you.
Kill Goliath have a very mature approach to songwriting that really grips listener offering a perfect blend of musical technicality and melody. Each Kill Goliath track is like going on a journey with the band as the dynamics build and the beast evolves.
Their style could be likened to a collusion atmospheric bands of old such as The Smiths and Pink Floyd mixed with the heavier sounds of Tool and sometimes polyrhythmic approach of King Crimson. The band have a very clear and concise understanding of their sound, that only comes with experience. John and Keith lay a solid foundation with the drums and bass that perfectly compliment each other leaving Lee and Michael to put their shared guitar responsibilities to good use. Lee's vocals delivery is very pure and is a great final addition to fully round of this band.
The production is very clear making it easy to hear all the instruments and lyrics to the songs. Each track shows a diverse use of their instruments and songs 'The Lull' offer an interesting approach to songwriting that is as emotionally capturing as it is moving. The stand out track for me is Red Pill, as this was the later of the four tracks I listened to on their Myspace page. It features the heaviest riffs of all their songs and I felt it really help bring the listening experience to a great climax that had been cleverly build throughout.
Kill Goliath should be coming Brighton way in January 2011, and I personally can't wait to see them her sooner, for if this is what a band can do within the space of a year then I can't wait for what the future holds for them.