WHERE GIANTS ONCE STOOD – Live Above e.p. (CD)
Canada has always had talented heavy metal and extreme metal bands take to the world’s stage and show off their killers talents, and Where Giants Once Stood are no exception to the rule. This quartet from Toronto, Canada plays a catchy and memorable style of heavy metal with an aggressive edge to their songs. This e.p. features four tracks that’ll want to make you stage dive with their headbanging rhythms and a drumming style that only adds more fire power to this quartet’s heavy metal music. Their use of interestingly composed melodies within their songs also give them that unique edge as they’re not just solely focused on brutality. Their songs are heavy but spiced with some tasteful soloing and harmonies within their riffs.
The vocal diversity with Where Giants Once Stood is pretty good, as they mix up the cleaner vocals with the real rough growls, not the death metal style, but more in the aggressive, almost Pantera-like in away. The four-songs on offer, on the “Live Above” e.p., are quite well written, and I am definitely looking forward to checking out their full-length release. Where Giants Once Stood is a very promising band and definitely should be given a listen as they’re very talented songwriters and have a bright future within the world of heavy metal music circles. [Self-Release] Sarjoo Devani