New album one of year’s best
The grotesqueness of The Horrifying Truth album’s cover indicates its material will be just so.
But not quite, not only is the material light on overbearing heaviness it has a softness that completely contradicts the image of the cover.
Years of hard work came to fruition for I Am Giant when their debut album The Horrifying Truth dropped this year and it’s a good one.
The London-based band comprises drummer and co-founder Shelton Woolright, Paul Matthews, Aja Timu and Ed Martin.
When the South Waikato News spoke to Woolright earlier this year he said the album was based on the group’s experiences.
Taking from that, the group must have experienced a lot.
The Horrifying Truth was recorded in Sydney and Melbourne with producer Savell (Karnivool, Dead Letter Circus, the Butterfly Effect).
The album features singles The Haunting of Elinor Shaw, After the War, Bodies in the River Nile, Night Vision, Electric Throne, Neon Sunrise, The Escape Artist, Purple Heart and one of the album’s best, City Limits.
I Am Giant’s most epic moment on here is Let It Go. The song has a strengthening build up with the tapping of the drums and guitar moving alongside the lead vocals to culminate in an unruffled chorus.
It’s one of 2011’s best albums and is a colossal way to begin the legacy of I Am Giant.
SOLID: I AmGiant’s The Horrifying Truth is one of this year’s best.