Godsized - 'Time' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 04:00

Godsized-TimeLocation, location, location: sometime it's simply a case of being from the wrong place. Would Tigertailz have been bigger if they were from LA? Anvil if they were from America, for example? Sometimes you have to say that it may have been a factor but more often than not it was because of the music - and that's still what counts...right?


Thankfully in this modern world of the digital age, I don't think it's as big a factor as it used to be and, ladies and gentlemen, let me announce that this southern-grooved, hook-driven, riff-tastic debut from Godsized may sound pure American with comparisons to Down, BLS or a heavy Alter Bridge, but these guys hail from the gutter of Croydon, South London and it's an album that stands up tall.


Merging their love of Zeppelin, Sabbath and the groove of Free together to make a modern sounding Southern groove train that pulls into all stations in between the '70s and now, these chaps have got power to pull them out from the also rans and edge them forwards. The fact that vocalist Glen Korner sounds occasionally like Miles Kennedy but more often than not Chris Cornell can only add to the power of these songs. If you're going to sound like anybody, Cornell isn't exactly a bad start is it?


Opener 'Soul Taker' is a great opening Southern-twanged song that will instantly give you all you need to know about the band - riffs, groove, searing vocals and enough power to charge a small island. 'Through To You' follows it up and you'll see the Free love rear up as they slow that South London groove down but the power still shines through to drag you through all they have to give. 'Heavy Load' is not only available as a free download but is the first single and video from this album and it's a heavy building track that still has all the Godsized elements you could ask for, including a great solo, and is worth checking out.


The whole album clocks in just under 1 hour and there's hardly a bad track on here, 12 songs that will please all lovers of the Southern vibe for sure and, having already played the likes of Bloodstock and Hammerfest and supported BLS and Life Of Agony, this will not be the last you've heard of Godsized this year, I'm certain of that.


Plus they're about to go on tour so catch them if you can (and grab that vinyl edition while you're there....)