Saturday 20 February 2016

Golden Legacy - S/T (EP Review)

Release date: January 25th 2016. Label: Self Released. Format: DD

Golden Legacy – S/T – Tracklisting

1.Saint Dark 02:42
2.Gold Meaning Variations 09:02
3.Mirror 07:11
4.Gold Steps 03:11

Band Members:

Lorena Cachito - Drums and Vocals
Yanni Georgiou - Guitar


Here's the debut S/T EP from London based Noise/Stoner Rockers – Golden Legacy. Their sound is a mix of Noise, Prog, Psych and Stoner Rock. It's loud, chaotic, noisy and slightly messy at time but what a great EP to introduce yourselves with.

First song – Saint Dark – is a fast-paced noise/stoner rock where the band blend glitch based noises with ferocious heavy riffs. Lorena's vocals have a demented and slight poppy feel to them and I mean that as a compliment. Though it's the riffs which impress the most as this two-piece band create a whole load of noise that's very addictive indeed.

Second song – Gold Meaning Variations – is very different to the opening track with the band opting for a more progressive/psych rock feel and it allows the band to create some stunning post-rock style sounds though it's only a matter of time before Golden Legacy move further to the heavier side of life. It's a trippy and almost surreal song with elements of doom appearing here and there. Perhaps the EP's standout song especially when the band throw caution to the wind and lay down some epic noisy progressive stoner metal riffs.

Third song – Mirror – is 7 minutes of glorious Stoner Rock goodness with heavy outbursts of chaotic noise rock that gives this song quite a groove. Lorena impress yet again with her slight poppy and sweet natured vocals. Though it's buried under an avalanche of distorted noises and Golden Legacy thrive in confusing the hell out of you. This song shouldn't really work but it does. It's another excellent song to show you why Golden Legacy have a bright future ahead of them.

Fourth song – Gold Steps – is a fast-paced number where the band opt for a more punk based approach with their music. The riffs are still very much Stoner based but the band experiment with their sound for an almost violent and schizophrenic approach. It's a shame this is the last song on the EP as I was really starting to enjoy myself and it ends. Oh well, time to press the repeat button and start all over again.

Golden Legacy have released a superb debut EP. Bring on the full length records. As I want to hear more. Do yourself a favour and check this out as you will be hearing a lot more from Golden Legacy in the future. 

Excellent and Highly Recommended.

Words by Steve Howe


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