Godchilla are three mysterious boys ripping sludgy waves. Comprised of Birgir Sigurjón Birgisson, Hjalti Freyr Ragnarsson and Höskuldur Eiríksson this Reykjavík-based surf-doom that has garnered a reputation for loud, intense live performances with elaborate visual and atmospheric elements. Their live intensity is equality reflected on their powerful studio efforts. Their overall sound is a seamless blend of ethereal aggression, meditative patterns and shamanic grooves, which holds their audiences as devoted captive subjects. Their latest Hypnopolis, was picked the metal album of the year by Morgunblaðið, and was picked for the Kraumur fund’s year-end list of outstanding records.
Hypnopolis is a decaying grid of grey polyhedral spires forming a faceless city stretching endlessly into all directions. The tar-stinking vomitus spectral discordance that makes up Godchilla’s music has never been prettier or as fully realized than on the album, which was released on Why Not Records last fall.