New al­bum one of year’s best

South Waikato News - - ENTERTAINMENT -

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.

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