I’m not sure how I missed 33 when it was first released, but I’m glad I finally got the chance to give it a listen because Ballarat-based Spacegoat have delivered an absolutely huge EP that’ll quickly become a favourite to fans of Halestorm and Evanescence.
Basic Love expands on the alternative/indie, neo-psychedelia sounds from the EP with the construction of a dreamy soundscape of steady, repetitive rhythms, floaty mid-tempo vocals and a colourful mix of poppy synths to gritty, distorted guitars.
If you like a solid blend of big riffs and razor speed guitar, pure unrelenting chaos drumming (courtesy of Australia’s pioneer of extreme drumming Matt ‘Skitz’ Sanders), and the calls of the darker depths… this is your album.
Marking their third LP fronted by Marcus Bridges’, Alien highlights further developments on Northlane’s ‘Periphery’-esque prog metal approach; one that has been carefully refined over the last two albums to now embrace a much more industrial and electronic atmosphere.
Usually, you’d start with the debut ‘A quick cuppa with the Fillmore brothers’ but a quick cuppa goes down better once you learn to love the Fillmore brothers.