GODSIZED - EP review added 25th August 2010
EP Review: The Phoney Tough & The Crazy Brave EP (2010)
For fans of: Heavy Metal... and Soundgarden
Godsized, hailing from Southern England, is Glen Korner on guitars and vocals, Neil Fish on guitar, Gav Kerrigan on bass, and Effon on drums.
We reviewed their debut EP Brothers In Arms last year, not to mention catching them live in London, and came away jolly impressed. Here was a band from the UK playing contemporary Southern U.S. metal with more style and skill than many of the true Stateside acts.
The mouthful that is the "The Phoney Tough & The Crazy Brave" EP continues where they left off on the last release, further refining the art, getting tighter and stronger. The band have a sound somewhere in the midst of early Soundgarden, Black Label Society and Mastodon. Glen is even more in-tune with the vocal approach of Chris Cornell this time round
The Phoney Tough & The Crazy Brave is a decently heavy album, and there really is a lot of oomph behind it, but it's a soft friendly oomph. You could not describe Godsized as savage. They are heavy yet cushioned. Kind of like a wrecking ball in a winter duvet.
There are only 3 songs on the EP, and there's not a lot to choose between them. For me the last one - 'Bleed On The Inside' - works best, but only by a tiny margin.
Do I recommend this EP? Yes and no. The music is excellent, but there are only a trio of tracks and it's over almost before it has begun. Hopefully a full-length album will wing it's way from the Godsized studio at some point. Then we'll be onto something. If it's all this good or better it'll set Godsized up with the weapons to back up their battlecries.
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