Aaah, Glasgow, you’ve done it again. Is there anything you produce that I won’t love? Apart from Ian Brady. What a wonderful thing Godeater is. What a wonderful thing Outerstellar is!
Relatively fresh meat, having only formed in June 2016, Godeater have gone above and beyond expectations with this beautifully written EP. With members from other Glaswegian metal bands such as Cerebral Bore and Exile the Traitor, there’s more talent and skill in these three tracks than most entire albums. Aggressively forward with just the right amount of melancholy, Outerstellar had me wanting to smash all my plates but at the same time gently wipe them dry (I was doing the dishes when I first listened to it.) I was a little disappointed to not have Abyss Walker included in the EP, mostly because I’m a sucker for a cheeky Dark Souls reference (although it could be a Dragon Nest reference, considering the tone I’m gonna go with DS)
It finished prematurely (heh) but I loved every minute of it (heh heh) and I’d rather have three tracks of solid writing than five or six tracks of sloppiness(heh heh heh.) This is Godeater‘s first EP and I was surprised at just how well written and produced it is. I’m usually not a huge fan of synths in metal but fuck it, it works and doesn’t over stay it’s welcome so I don’t mind it this time. I can’t stress enough how important chemistry between band members is, and if you looked up “chemistry between band members” in the dictionary, there’d be a photo of Godeater.
So in conclusion I liked it a lot. There’s a very bright future for these guys and I’m lucky to be one of the first people to hear Outerstellar. They’re such humble people and deserve every ounce of recognition they get. Just hurry up and start selling merch so I can buy a pair of those shorts.