GOOD TIGER: We Will All Be Gone

We Will All Be Gone



TOP-NOTCH TECH METAL: Good Tiger is a difficult band to place. A cool cocktail of tech metal, prog, hardcore, and alternative, this supergroup is personified with ex-members of Tesseract, The Safety Fire, The Faceless, and Architects bringing the best of all worlds together in one bombastic package, and We Will All Be Gone is a record that is beyond the need for genre pigeonholes and relentless labeling. The technical mastery on display in the follow-up to the band’s 2015 debut A Head Full of Moonlight is something to behold. There’s a tenacity and outright demand for attention that is endearing in a music climate that often invites parody and rehash. Good Tiger is that original band that doesn’t come around nearly enough these days. Opening track “The Devil Thinks I’m Sinking” ambushes the listener with the soaring vocals of frontman Elliot Coleman and technical wizardry from Derya “Dez” Nagle and Joaquin Ardiles, which has earned Good Tiger touring slots with the likes of Between the Buried and Me. Eager listeners looking to get more acquainted with Good Tiger should first check out choice cuts “Salt of the Earth,” “Grip Shoes,” and the poetically subdued and amazing album closer “I’ll Finish This Book Later.” No sophomore slump here, and a fantastic prelude for things to come. ~ Dillon Collins