Not So Ghastly

March 7, 2017


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The Pitch:  "A gritty, loud, unforgiving and uncompromising trio focused on guitarless volume worship and a love for high-energy riffs." Through Magnetic Eye Records.  FFO Kylesa, Torche and Every Time I Die

What I Like:  The bands that stand out the most to me these days take a more eclectic approach than sticking to a single genre; Ghastly Sound seem to be one of those bands.  Each song on this EP has a slightly different flavor, but enough consistent glue to hold it all together.  "The Worst" and "Where Ghosts Hide" start things off like ETID hardcore worship meets stoner rock, but "Cape Buffalo" has some Coheed and alternative vibes in the vocals while "Cuttlefish" goes full Deftones.  Accomplishing all of this without guitar makes it all the more impressive.  I didn't even notice til I read up more on the band.  The bass player does a monumental job.

What I Don't Like: It's hard to make a judgement call on this without hearing more.  "Cuttlefish" also get s bit dull.

The Verdict: An interesting and highly varied outing from a band I am very much interested to hear more from in the future.  With the right fostering of their creativity and talents, I could see this going far.  Buy it March 10th, stream it early HERE.

Flight's Fav's: The Worst, Where Ghosts Hide