- 12 Feb 18
Releasing their debut EP Intivim in August of last year and scoring a supporting slot with Soothsayer, Cork outfit God Alone are one of the more interesting young bands in the country today.
It’s always exciting to hear of a new act making waves in Ireland, regardless of genre. Younger bands in the heavier genres are one in a million in recent years, with more bands tending to generate towards radio friendly alternative rock and indie genres. In comes God Alone, a self proclaimed post-metal five piece from Cork. Their most senior members are currently sitting their Leaving Cert mocks, while the rest of the band are in fifth and transition year respectively - all with aspirations of studying music after graduation.
The band formed in October 2016, when members Jake O’Driscoll, Jack O’Hanlon, Cian Mullane, Sean Thompson and Dylan Kelly were aged 15-16 years old. Inspired by fellow Corkonians ‘Altar of Plagues’ and Canadian experimental group ‘Godspeed You! Black Emperor’, God Alone bring a free flowing energy to their music, each song a crescendo of progressive styling dipped in Black Metal. God Alone insist that their influences are wide and varied and that their new material is influenced by a wider array of genres, as well as their native Cork City.
“We also take great influence from our area, most of the band lives in the north side of Cork City which can be considered an underprivileged area and we're very influenced by our surroundings, neighbors and culture. We're just ordinary young fellas from Cork making tunes that we love and surprisingly people seem to like it.”