Golers are a band from Canada that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of punk and thrash and this is a review of their 1999 album "Southern Mountain Style" which will see a digital re-issue in June of 2015.
Distorted radio sounds start off the album before going into more of a heavy metal and punk direction as well as adding in d beats and aggressive vocals that are very close to hardcore and the music also uses a great amount of high pitched screams and the solos and leads bring back an early 80's metal/punk feeling to the recording.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with a great amount of raw energy and traditional punk shouting and back up gang shouts can also be heard in some parts of the songs and some of the tracks also bring in a small amount of spoken word samples while some of the heavier sections also bring in a touch of death metal and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them while a alter song also brings in a brief use of clean singing.
On this recording Golers played a musical style that mixed thrash with hardcore and crust punk and had a musical style that fit in perfectly in the mid 90's, the production sounds very professional for the time period it was recorded while the lyrics cover hateful, real life and humorous themes.
In my opinion this was a very great sounding recording from Golers and if you are a fan of thrash, punk, crust and crossover, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Hoe" "Prehistoric Future" "Outhouse Fuckrace" and "S.M.S". 8 out of 10.
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