Goddess Gagged
Resurfaces


4.0
excellent

Review

by Philip Whitehead USER (27 Reviews)
January 26th, 2012 | 10 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A young band from India with a lot of potential put out a credible first release.

Goddess Gagged won't be a name that many of you will have heard, unless you like Protest the Hero (where the band get their name). The 5 piece from Mumbai have gained a lot of domestic attention since the summer, as well as getting a brief mention in UK newspaper The Guardian's feature on upcoming acts around the world. But their album "Resurfaces" has gathered a lot of positive attention from those who have heard it and will do when it is scheduled to become available worldwide in 2012.

The standout in this album is frontman Siddharth Basrur's singing ability, which fits wonderfully with the music. The songs contain a good mixture of aggression and calmness which is present throughout, with tracks such as "Modern Machines" and "Visionary" exemplifying this. The influences of Karnivool and Architects shine through a lot, as does the djent sound that's become so popular in the past year or so.

A couple of faults can be found. The album is very same-y in places, and the breakdowns sometimes seem as if they'd been put in randomly at the last minute (such as the one at the end of "Sink Or Swim"). "Inspire" is probably the weakest song on the album, it struggles to keep my attention throughout and is the only song where I feel the vocals may be a little out of sync with the music, which itself is fairly disjointed. The album closer, "Preliminary Stages of the Master Plan", is also one of the more challenging tracks to keep your attention to, but at the same time does finish the album quite well.

Ignore these faults, though, and the album is truly fantastic for a d├ębut from an unsigned band. Despite being fairly repetitive in some areas the music will keep the listener's attention and is a very relaxing progressive metal/post-hardcore album. Album picks: Modern Machines, Visionary, Sink Or Swim.

Goddess Gagged are:
Siddharth Basrur - Vocals
Arman Menzies - Guitar, Vocals
Devesh Dayal - Guitar, Vocals
Krishna Jhaveri - Bass
Jeremy D'souza - Drums



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Scoot
January 25th 2012


17751 Comments


gee i wonder if they stole their name from protest the hero

wacknizzle
January 25th 2012


13217 Comments


Listening to Modern Machines now and it's pretty cool actually considering I don't usually like stuff like this.(The singer sounds like eddie vedder sometimes lol). The review is pretty short and could have used more detail but good nonetheless.

Digging: Dioramic - Supra

DatsNotDaMetulz
January 25th 2012


1766 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Yeah long reviews aren't really my strong point if you look at my other reviews. My style seems to be concise and to the point.

Scoot
January 26th 2012


17751 Comments


haha hail the villain was already taken

Ire
January 26th 2012


41779 Comments


goddess bound is a much better band name so lol stupid band

DatsNotDaMetulz
January 26th 2012


1766 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Well I like the music, which is by far more important in my opinion. Maybe I'm wrong, maybe name/image is far more important than music.

Ire
January 26th 2012


41779 Comments


nah i meant that goddess gagged is the clear loser of the two names

idgaf

Ire
January 26th 2012


41779 Comments


yeah!

GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
January 26th 2012


6109 Comments


Gotta get this 'cause I'm Indian...

Also lol at the drummer's name D'souza is like the most Indian non-Indian name every brown nigga's either named singh patel or dsouza

DatsNotDaMetulz
July 22nd 2012


1766 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Quick edit cos it's now available to buy in mp3 form on ArtistAloud.com (http://www.artistaloud.com/artists/Goddess-Gagged/94744). If you still just wanna stream then go to goddessgagged.com.



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