A Head Full of Moonlight
Metal Blade Records / Blacklight Media
Release Date: 22 April 2016
Review by Rod Whitfield
I can’t emphasise enough how important it is to give a new album more than just a cursory listen or two before you judge it. You potentially deprive yourself of much enjoyment.
Upon initial listens to the debut album from the UK’s Good Tiger, I found myself a touch un-engaged. But I persisted, and by the sixth listen or so, A Head Full of Moonlight’s unique charms had wrapped themselves around my psyche and simply weren’t letting go. Now I’m totally hooked.
The element that was the initial stumbling block, but became the album’s true addictive factor, can be summed up in one word, soul. There is a sweet soulfulness inherent in this album, especially in the beautiful vocals of frontman Elliot Coleman. A soulfulness that is rare in heavier styles of music. And make no mistake, this is still a HEAVY music album. There is still blazing and complex riffery, thunderous double bass drumming and howling vocals. It’s just wrapped up in a very sweet and stirring package.
This band have created something quite unique here, and now I can’t wait to hear more.