Paya of the death metal band Unbounded Terror formed Golgotha. Golgotha's music was quite different from the aforementioned band's however, and coupled with its release via Repulse, better known for its grinding output, failed to make any kind of impact.
The band entered Desgrabaciones Studio in June of 1993 and recorded a self-titled demo featuring five songs. The band signed with Spain's own Repulse Records and released the Caves Of Mind EP in the winter of 1994.
Now a full-time act, Golgotha disposed of guitarist Gustavo and drummer David and, having recruited two Dehumanized members, went to work on a pre-album demo. The new demo was recorded at Desgrabaciones Studio again and was made available in the summer of 1995. A keyboardist is now recruited. Soon thereafter the band recorded Melancholy - again at Desgrabaciones Studio. Oscar replaced Jose and the band toured with the likes of Avulsed and Deranged.
A three-song and three inch EP entitled The Way Of Confusion appeared in 1997.
Elemental Changes was recorded in the spring of 1998 by Vincent Dijkers - a producer the label would later call "rip off." The album was reproduced by Toni Pastor. The band's 2005 line-up featured four new members including Dave Rotten of Xtreem Records. Electric Chair featured a typical Metallian Towers’ visitor on its cover. The group disbanded, but of course returned in 2014.
Golgotha issued an EP called Remembering The Past/Writing The Future through Xtreem Music on the second of March 2021.
GOLGOTHA - REMEMBERING THE PAST WRITING THE FUTURE – XTREEM
Normally, and actually, this EP is not only filler but something fans should not be excited about. It features one new track and new versions of older tracks. Self-cover version albums are unneeded, commercial and lazy. With that said, the band’s blend of goth and doom metal is well done and those who are not familiar with the songs may enjoy this disc. Interestingly, the band’s last full-length was called Erasing The Past. This EP itself is 50 minutes’ long.
The sole new track is called Don’t Waste Your Life. It clearly is influenced by Sisters Of Mercy i.e. Paradise Lost. Helpless is doomy and commercial. The clean vocals are too much for a metal fan, but alternate for the grand heroic and growls. I Am Lost begins with keyboards, synthesizers and a melody, which could belong to Pet Shop Boys, but this is heavier and majestic. Elemental Changes changes nothing except it opens with a piano. My Dying Bride fans may like this. Lonely ends the regular proceeding before the CD re-re-delivers three tracks from this EP (two of which are already culled from earlier releases) in an “orchestral” fashion. The music is a mix of Paradise Lost, Rotting Christ and Samael. The ambiance is doomy and angry, the vocals are grand and deep one moment and whiny and morose the next and the production does the band all sorts of favours. – Ali “The Metallian”