Robot dinosaurs. They’re great; arguably they should be the mark of quality for any good album. This bodes well for Go-Zilla. Their debut album not only has a robot dinosaur on the front but eleven diverse and brain hijacking tracks. Having played established venues such as the Tonbridge Wells Forum interest around Go-Zilla is starting to swarm like … people running from a robot dinosaur.
Go-Zilla introduce themselves with an ominous and pounding instrumental opening. This reveals Go-Zilla’s inspired fusion of drums and guitars alongside synths and electronic vibes. Following straight out of this audio entrance music is the first contender, Camden Queen. Camden Queen maintains the same level of energy and intensity as it storms out your speakers and down your brain holes. Camden Queen starts off with an aggressive riff and urgent drumming before descending into driving synths. Go-Zilla blur the lines between these two worlds skillfully as Camden Queen ends in a flurry of charged synth lines and guitars.
Vocals provide complete the tri-force of elements that make Go-Zilla’s sound so compelling. They switch from melodic deliveries to rapping and spoken word with ease and even encompass female vocalists. This creative approach to vocals is shown in Our Tomorrow. A triumphant and determined track, Our Tomorrow gives a platform for nearly all of the above complete with fitting moments of vocal production. Chasing Shadows is another example of Go-Zilla’s vocal talents. A moody electronic opening becomes a striking and brain hooking synth line. Reflective and melodic vocals share the story with spoken word to help create a soulful and captivating track. They give life to honest lyrics which are easy to relate to, something true across the album.
Go-Zilla cover a range of moods across the album, covering tracks such as the somber sounds of the stripped back Don’t Wait For Me to the demanding nature of Throwdown. Throwdown features dominant guitars and synths that will make you bristle with energy, and think of pirates (you don’t believe me now I know but wait til it hits your ears). This dominant nature peaks with tracks such as Get On The Dancefloor. A statement of Go-Zilla’s live intent Get On The Dancefloor is laced with energy and intention. The formula is completed by a direct and infectious chorus.
A strong album throughout, Go-Zilla have created some tracks that shine brighter than most. The first of these is Keep Breathing. Keep Breathing is a stripped back and bare track that shows Go-Zilla using guitars and synths in a more subdued and thoughtful way. The second is the albums closer Wolfpack. From the first second this is the sonic fusion at its best. Wolfpack begins with a floor filling EDM influenced synth line which hijacks your ears instantly before entering the dubby and driving chorus. The vocals are again diverse as a distinctive female vocal turns into melodic and spoken word deliveries.
This is a highly accomplished album using the combination of sounds to explore a variety of soundscapes. A strong live band, Go-Zilla are a band you should experience . A creative and versatile album Self Titled is entirely free. Get it. Find links to the album below alongside related posts and a video at the bottom of the page.
- Go-Zilla (Intro)
- Camden Queen
- Our Tomorrow
- Get On The Dancefloor
- Chasing Shadows
- What Would You Give
- Don’t Wait For Me
- Keep Breathing
- The Rise