Goat Hill

Goat Hill

 Des Moines, Iowa, USA
BandAlternativeMetal

The Mesenbrink and Corigliano brothers, along with long time confidant Josh Brainard joining in 2008, have been performing across America past last decade. The key to their longevity has been creating a sound that transcends genres.

Biography

Originally formed as Odium in 2002 with all brothers from the Midwest’s Heroic Dose and Dementia, Odium soared with 2 self released, full length albums.

Touring was the focus as more material was pondered. 2008 brought about change as On A Pale Horse guitarist Josh Brainard joined the fold and all efforts moved toward completing the 3rd album. Recorded at Goat Hill’s own Shed Records, the 11 song, 66 minute quest is set for release July 2010.

Lyrics

Deign

Written By: Jim Corigliano

And my dying day, spent laughing in your face
Is it plain to see? Your ignorance feeds me

Yes, I have a soul. No to dabbling in deceit.
Yes, I’d walk away as opposed to confrontation with someone who won’t listen
You know the answers already

And my dying day, spent laughing in your face
Never turn to see the rapture of your disease

When the time has come see that I’ve conformed
And the result was more inequities
Never will I justify your willingness to blame me for everything

And my dying day, spent laughing in your face
Is it plain to see? Your ignorance feeds me

Sorry…

Wasted envy, all on you
What can I say? My God
Wasted envy, all on you
My God, what can I say?

You probably already knew this, though, didn’t you.
You probably already knew this, though, didn’t you.
And on my dying day I will spite to no avail
Unto a much deserving jackass

When Will Then Be Now

Written By: Jim Corigliano

Soon.. life stops and becomes exactly what I’ve made
Delight, misery, it’s all the same thing to one like me
Flowing over, cursed… mind the hearse that carries the thought on once it’s dead
Billowing over heights, this just might shine a light on this impossible test

Now… when the hell will then be
Now? Never mind the rambling
I’m just tired..

Wheeze, gag… I think I’ll have another cigarette
Sole demur hatched from shame, narrow down the shit that made this chain
It can’t be all my fault serving cowards that would relish in a blind defeat
Flowing over, cursed… role’s reversed, it’s all starting to make a little more sense now

Swine… when the hell will then be now?
Lay down with a clean mind and then drain of everlasting hope and strength, ah, I’m just so damn tired.
Of all the sweat and blood that runs down my face every day that I manage to wake and walk and
Lay down with a filthy mind and then cleanse the everlasting hope and strength, damn it, I’m just so tired.

It’s all null, the head is numb, utterly worthless and all mine

All said it’s been brewing slow, the finer things just don’t have any control over me
Brought down to less than human lows, let’s all have a taste

I’m feeling hate, I’m feeling poor, no words can describe what I own
I’m deaf, I’m feeling weak, I’m feeling the need for possibly a nice stiff drink

All said it’s been brewing slow, the finer things just don’t have any control over me
Brought down to less than human lows, let’s have another taste

I’m feeling rage, I’m feeling torn, no words can describe what I own
Despite my mental state, the need is for a little something more

I love my life?

Cat Of Nine Tails

Written By: Jim Corigliano

Cat of Nine Tails

Let the punishment begin for countless years of sin
Expected to be the pawn, playing fully to the

Wires that scrape across the back, branding a life, breaking skin and scarring
No more a martyr but the stubbornness of man, see the reflection and refuse to drink

Forget atonement… that ship sailed long ago
Funny we never noticed until the

Wires scraped across the back, branded us for life, breaking skin and scarring
No more martyr but the stubbornness of man, see the reflection and refuse to drink deep

Drag your knuckles across the floor, you never realized
It’s been set into the bone, just in disguise
If we were never meant to grow, we couldn’t theorize
we’re the exception to the rule
Now go and thrive

Ruin everything you touch, oh no you know well
With innocent blood this has been built
No, you know well, charity no longer exists
Yes, we know well how to destroy

Drag your knuckles across the floor, you never realized
It’s been set into the bone, just in disguise
If we were never meant to grow, we couldn’t theorize
We’re the exception to the rule
Now go and thrive

Ruin everything you touch, oh no you know well
With innocent blood this has been built
No, you know well, charity no longer exists
Yes, we know well how to destroy

Drag your knuckles across the floor, you never realized
It’s been set into the bone, just in disguise
If we were never meant to grow, we couldn’t theorize
We’re the exception to the rule
Now go and die

Discography

Self Titled - May 2003
The Orange Album (EP - 5 songs) - May 2006
Odium Live - June 2008
Goat Hill - August 2010

Songs from both studio albums receive irregular airplay on KAZR in Des Moines, KCCQ in Ames and KUNI in Cedar Falls.

Set List

We have 40 original songs that we rotate on a show by show basis. We play one set consisting lasting between 30 minutes to well over two hours.