I don't listen to them much, but they have a sick sound and probably would have been a blast to see live. They played a free fest in Pittsburgh a couple years ago that I sadly missed.
|Sleeping Giant (in my eyes) totally blows, so boring.. I always see people linking that video of a bunch of dudes jumping around with a simple tom beat, and both guitarists just hitting the open chord over and over while yelling something like "This is Jesus' day!" It made me cringe. It also seemed like an Elevation Worship/Jesus Culture video but with hardcore dudes.|
Sleeping Giant is one of the top bands I want to see that I haven't yet; they're also probably my favorite currently active heavy band (between them and Project 86). I don't care for the Jesus Culture style of worship at all, but Sleeping Giant's heavier, hardcore-influenced execution of that sound with "Tithemi" (the song you probably mean)
gets me so pumped. The song is just long enough, just simple enough, and builds and releases just enough to be effective.
I love them because they take my favorite elements of hardcore, metalcore, nu metal, and post metal and meld them into a sound that's right up my alley. I can't think of a band that does their specific sound as well as they do.
|Also Dead Poetic used to be one of my favorites, totally forgot about them.|
I was just listening to them the other day. I'm in the minority, but my favorite release of theirs is Vices
by quite the margin. Beyond a few exceptions, their screaming tended to sound pretty bad, like it was just there because it had to be, so when they dropped it altogether, they sounds so much tighter and more natural.
As a whole, though, I think they're good but not that great.