L-R – Corey Wharton (Bass), Bradley Trivett (Guitar), Daniel Beavington (Drums), Stephen Atkey (Vocals)
Photographer Credit – Bradley Trivett
If you’re tired of reading about the same old bands over and over again look no further. Its time to get excited about music again! Hunting Giants is a breath of fresh air! They are keeping the metal alive with their euphonious sound. They hail from Canada where a lot of hot new bands are burgeoning onto the music scene. Every song off their new album, Mythos is incendiary and their new album is a must have in your music collection.
Canada’s Hunting Giants have long been working on their recent album “Mythos”, which was released in September. A full-fledged journey for the listener into wild worlds punctuated with devious riffs, distinctive vocals, and captivating lyrics, they continue to offer an escape with the lyric video for “Mantle”. A monster of a track, all instruments and vocals come in on the same first beat. An allusion to a toxic relationship, we follow the story of a man who makes a pact with an unknown force who claims to be subservient to him. The band continues to explain:
“While the vocals and instruments roar with aggressive verses and a theatrically inspired chorus, the deity demands to be re-payed for the boons she has bestowed upon her subject. As the track breaks down into the bridge, he dismembered himself to feed her. This is a mirror to those who sacrifice pieces of themselves for another who only seeks to use them. The song comes to a conclusion with the instruments playing the intro riff while it is accented by a feral vocal roar.”
Watch and listen to “Mantle” via its premiere on AllAboutTheRock HERE.
According to the band, “Mythos” is the crowning achievement of their musical work as a band and they are incredibly excited to share it. The album is the product of years of writing and recording while gigging and enduring as a band under quarantine. The members of Hunting Giants all came from, and are inspired by, progressive rock and metal bands where songs would often pass the ten-minute mark. However, they desired to keep their own music concise and to the point, intentionally lacking much of the excess material that so often padded run-times of songs in the progressive rock-metal genre. Simple and clean lines are given priority over complicated abstractions that only challenge the player in an athletic way, provided that it serves the music.
They continue to explain that listenability rules over impressing instrumentalists and the form that every section of the music takes is defined entirely by how it needs to be. Each song becomes a life of its own that slowly emerges from an ocean of subconscious possibility. They are recommended listening for fans of Audioslave, Muse, and Tool.
CD order – https://huntinggiants.com/product-category/mythos-albums/
Digital – Huntinggiants.bandcamp.com, Apple Music, Spotify.
Music Video – “Ancient Text” – https://youtu.be/NkEQ6m8bzx4
Music Video – “Ritual” – https://youtu.be/FIXK6sHK1eQ
Lyric Video – “Too Big To Kill” – https://youtu.be/PYpMZHkPvAg
Animated Video – “Whispers” – https://youtu.be/kdD8AO-r4_U
1. Mythos – 3:28
2. Ancient Text – 3:18
3. Too Big To Kill – 3:06
4. Rituals – 3:57
5. Among Thieves – 5:28
6. Whispers – 2:16
7. Vanguard – 2:54
8. Mantle – 3:19
9. Kindred – 4:05
10. Epitaph – 1:09
11. Into Stone – 4:55
12. Remnant – 4:00
13. King of Ashes – 2:52
Album Length: 44:49
Hunting Giants is:
Corey Wharton – Bass Guitar
Stephen Atkey – Vocals
Bradley Trivett – Guitar
Daniel Beavington – Drums
For more info:
Hunting Giants is a four-piece heavy rock band from Vancouver, BC, Canada.
This unique group of musicians offers a spectacular visuals-driven live performance that exceeds both the precise ferocity of their recordings and the highest expectations of an energized audience looking for something recognizably different. Their music is both refreshing and familiar, serving well as the musical backdrop for one’s ongoing discovery of meaning in life and self.
Hunting Giants was started in 2017 with Bradley Trivett assembling the first musical themes and combining the percussive expertise of Daniel Beavington with the explosive rhythmic prowess of Corey J. Wharton into the foundation of a team set to discover and dominate the most enormous sounds and daunting massive ideas they could find. Led by the visionary passion and styling of frontman Stephen Atkey, Hunting Giants is poised to deliver an incredible auditory and visual experience.
“Hunting Giants stake their claim as a powerful new force in the Pacific Northwest metal scene…this band is absolutely one you’ll want to keep an eye on.” – Wail Magazine
2022 – Mythos – LP
2018 – Skyward Eyes – EP
Shared Stage with:
Unleash the Archers, Wednesday 13, Ophelia Falling, Kayas, Vessel, Sick Logic, Dark Stone
“A glorious adventure is about to begin, starting right here today! Heavy metallers Hunting Giants are debuting their brand new music video for “Rituals,” the first single from their upcoming album Mythos. The song indicates the zeal and the ambition that the band is bringing towards this new record, due for release on September 30th. The “Rituals” video matches the flat-out intensity of the song, one that discusses necromancy and the harshness of hatred and shame.” – V13
“It’s not often that a band is described as ‘a blend of modern hard rock, progressive rock/metal and grunge influences,’ but that is indeed a fitting description of Vancouver’s Hunting Giants” – Bravewords
“Let me say this first, HUNTING GIANTS from Vancouver are REALLY freaking good. These guys are relatively new but they are tighter and more accomplished man many veteran bands.” – Rock You Show
“This is an album (Mythos) that you’ll want to wander through thanks to their technical proficiency and the production value.” – Metal Roos
“a solid listen, and a fairly unique combination of a few different styles. It’s mostly heavy enough for Metal fans, and mostly melodic enough for fans like myself who appreciate a good hook.” – Metal Temple