Thursday 19 April 2012

FUTURE TALENT #6- When Giants Collide Live Review

We love home grown talent, so when we found this band we were pretty excited. Meet When Giants Collide [WGC]; a local band set to make it big. 

The West Yorkshire metal quintet are all about blending authentic progressive rhythms with melodies and intricate riffs.  

Most recently WGC were the main support for Long Island hardcore act “Stray From The Path”, so we headed down to Leeds Cockpit to check them out. 

When Giants Collide on stage in Leeds
Their live show is everything they offer on their E.P and more. Brutal riffs and forceful vocals are transferred to the live stage and the end result is electric; the introduction alone is epic and deserving of a larger venue and leads into the heavy and progressive “Wasteland”. Powerful vocals are counteracted with soaring melodies and tight, complex percussion. WGC don’t hold back on stage, pulling the audience in with their perfectly synced guitar breakdowns and lead singer Scott venturing out into the crowd. Crowd favourite, “Mustard Tiger”, is captivating and rhythmic with an ambitious and building finale, showing just how skilful the band is.    

"Versus" the EP
WGC close the set with “Shithawks” taken from forthcoming new EP “Versus”. “Meshuggah” and “Fear Factory” influences can be heard in the progressive overarching sound that drives WGC. However, they are perfectly heavy and melodic in the same breath, and are no doubt an emerging band to watch out for from the scene. WGC are a band that work hard, know their craft and tonight has proved just how great this quintet is. 

With a firm and ever increasing fan base, our advice is to watch out for these guys!

When Giants Collide:
Scott - Vocals
Rory - Guitar

Downing - Guitar

T - Bass

Damo – Drums

Check them out here-