I’m not sure who does the cover art for album The Golden Age by Godsground but it’s pretty fantastic. I love art work that has plenty of absurd details to explore and this fits the bill. Besides having great cover art they also have some good music. The band is pretty straightforward hard rock that has been done a million times before but they sound good doing it. You can hear elements of bands from Soundgarden to Queens of the Stone Age and many in between.
The album has seven songs all which are all the longer side. All and all a good length. It’s a cohesive listen with consistently solid songs. The production is solid. I have no complaints and thought everything in the mix sounded good.
They open with “Hunted Man”. It doesn’t take long for the band to start revving up. About a minute in and the band reaches their first crescendo. It’s pretty much smooth sailing after that. The music and vocals are aggressive.
Up next is “Bitch”. Awww what a nice name. The band once again starts to rev up their engines building to a pure rock out session. It features a pretty long guitar solo in the middle of the song as well as faster outro which ends on a high note.
“Nashville” showcases some different textures and tones. My favorite section was around the three minute mark where it gets dreamy and atmospheric. I thought they went a little too fast back into the more standard distortion. There definitely seems to be some Led Zeppelin influence on this song.
“Black Roses” is a solid and one of the more dynamic tracks while the “Golden Ages” is a straight up rocker. They close with a pretty epic track entitled “Deeds Of a Drunken Boy”. Don’t miss the breakdown section in the middle. ‘
These guys aren't reinventing the wheel but this is a solid hard rock album. I can’t say there were any duds on the album and the band knows how to deliver.
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