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Higher Giant - The First Five [7 inch] (Cover Artwork)

Higher Giant

Higher Giant: The First Five [7 inch]The First Five [7 inch] (2009)
Runner Up / Creep

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Higher Giant comprise ex-members of Warzone, Grey Area, Kid Dynamite and others, though their sound is a slight surprise when spinning their debut 7", The First Five. Instead of full-throttle melodic hardcore, the sound on The First Five leans closer to slick, mid-tempo `90s melodic punk circa CI.
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Higher Giant comprise ex-members of Warzone, Grey Area, Kid Dynamite and others, though their sound is a slight surprise when spinning their debut 7", The First Five.

Instead of full-throttle melodic hardcore, the sound on The First Five leans closer to slick, mid-tempo `90s melodic punk circa CIV and the Bouncing Souls' poppiest moments. Okay, so it's not an insane stretch, but things might be a little slower and poppier than one would expect. But Higher Giant have a decent hold onto the sound anyway, especially in mid-record standout, "The Dealer," where the narrator (Ernie Parada playing himself?) waxes poetic about his auto parts shop job and the general energy in the song is a bit more bristling. Closer "Dangerous" is a pretty fun upbeat closer for a song about awkward domestic relationship issues.

This is a decent debut, but I'd like to see what Higher Giant are hiding up their sleeve for the next five.

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onegirlarmy (July 16, 2009)

Echoing the sentiment, if you liked Grey Area you'll be into this.

ffwoodycooks (July 15, 2009)

The cover to this reminded me of the cover of "Speed" by Crain. That album is very good.

greg0rb (July 15, 2009)

I thought at first it said 'Human Giant' and I got really excited.

quicksandfan (July 15, 2009)

I saw theses guys live with Strike Anywhere and Paint it Black and they were great. If you liked Grey Area, you will like this. Dave Wagenschutz on drums!

pufferfish (July 14, 2009)

Impressive debut. Picks up where Grey Area left off.

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