Golgatha - Merry Go Round

Wednesday 1st October 1997
Golgatha - Merry Go Round

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

Reviewed by Sammy Horner

Germany has many good bands, however they do tend to sound a lot like other USA acts. Golgatha are different, a German outfit who are really making a name for themselves (you may have caught them at Flevo if you got there this year), by experimenting with different rock flavours from straight ahead metal through a kind of Runrig Celtic thing right to drum loops and dance. On the strength of this album, they are on their way to doing something pretty darned amazing, but it's not quite there yet. The technical ability is beyond doubt, the energy is equally in evidence, however it is the complete diversity that both shows promise and problem. The positive side is that the band can definitely carry it off. they indeed have the chops for playing any of these styles, the problem however is that the diversity doesn't really sit well on the record. (They are a great live band!) If they can successfully marry Celtic/metal and dance we could have a really cooking Prodigy-style offering in CCM. I'd buy that!

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