By: Chris Bull
Album Type: EP
Date Released: 09/01/2016
“Godroot” DD track listing:
1). Intro (Spirits Rise)
2). Of Habit
3). Interlude (Bog Ascending)
4). Of Control
Former Sadgiqacea vocalist/drummer Fred Grabosky brings us his new project God Root with 4 tracks, two intro/interludes and two 10+ minute bone shakers.
The intro, featuring ominous atmosphere and tribal drums bleeds effortlessly into 'Of Habit' which showcases Fred's shamanic vocals as well as the earthly tones supplied by guitarists Keith Riecke and Joe Hughes and bassist Ross Bradley. As with Sadgiqacea, it's the quiet moments that accentuate the heavy parts and the band blend these moments with pinches of sombre melody and noise/sound manipulation courtesy of Jordan Stiff to create unique heavy music.
'Of Control', the 4th and final track is where everything peaks. Each element is added very carefully as to not over saturate and builds to a crashing finale. Imagine 'Eye Of Every Storm' era Neurosis with John Dyer Baizley circa 'Red Album' on vocals and you'd be halfway there.
A great release for a band in their relative infancy, let's hope they build on the promise of this and create a truly amazing album.