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GOOD TIGER

A HEAD FULL OF MOONLIGHT

RELEASED 22ND APRIL 2016

METAL BLADE Records / BLACKLIGHT MEDIA


 
TRACK LISTING:
1) Where Are The Birds
2) Snake Oil
3) Enjoy The Rain
4) I Paint What I See
5) Aspirations
6) Latchkey Kids
7) All Her Own Teeth
8) Understanding Silence
9) '67 Pontiac Firebird




OUR RATING (out of 10)

9.0
RECOMMENDED BUY!!


Every once in a while comes a band so different and unexpectedly refreshing that the music hooks into you and mesmerises almost like a hypnosis. Good Tiger are one of these rare occurrences where you are willing any one of the nine songs not to end. Unfortunately they do, but you are then treated to something as refreshing, different and addictive as the last.

'Head Full Of Moonlight' is an amazing and spine tingling experience, especially for a fan of progressive metal like myself. The opener 'Where Are The Birds' has an amazing vocal hook in it's chorus that immediately awakened my excitement for this band. This makes way for the more aggressive 'Snake Oil' where I was slightly unimpressed in the beginning by the growling, but it soon appeared to be a necessary evil. 'Enjoy The Rain' and 'Paint What I See' continue in a similar style and open into the more mellow 'Aspirations'. Then comes my personal favourite 'Latchkey Kids' that teases you in it's sedateness with a hint of something heavier to come. Then like that long awaited climax, it finally stops teasing and delivers that heaviness in spades. 'All Her Own Teeth' follows this  with a barrage of up/down heavy prog to cure the tastebuds. 'Understanding Silence' takes you down a quiet road before throwing you to the final track '67 Pontiac Firebird' which rounds of the whole thing with a satisfying burst of heavy.

Good Tiger may have only been formed in 2015 but each musicians pedigree more than makes up for this. Coming from bands like Tesseract (Elliot Coleman - Vox), Architects UK (Morgan Sinclair - Bass), The Safety Fire (Derya 'Dez' Nagle and Joaquin Ardiles - Guitars), and Conquering Dystopia (Alex Rudinger - Drums).  All these guys are accomplished musicians in their own right, and it really shows in every song. The culminating result sounding like a heavier version of Muse.  It goes without saying that I'm very excited to see where this band go from here and how they intend to top this masterful first full length. April 22nd 2016 is going to be a very bright day for rock indeed.
 
Words by Paul Clarke.



 


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