Ghostlimb
Ghostlimb


4.0
excellent

Review

by rasputin USER (196 Reviews)
December 11th, 2008 | 28 replies


Release Date: 2007 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A touch of grace as they smash your face in.

Hardcore three piece Ghostlimb need no introductions. Their self titled debut begins with a ferocious intensity that does not let up for a second throughout its 15 minute length, much to the efforts of the band; there is always a continued energy, a greater focus if you will, on delivering short packets of concentrated hostility that intertwine melody and grace with a touch of class only an incredibly talented band such as this one could pull off.

Ghostlimb is, in every sense of the word, a complete and utter resonant assault; although the album is, for the most part, a pure deliberation of aggression, the band’s passionate performance is not brought down by its relentless anger. ‘Complete Works’ begins with a melodic riff that works its way around an ardent, belligerent vocal performance, before descending into an inexorable breakdown, one which puts the icing on the minute long song’s cake.

There is a very noticeable progression in each song; building up with various forms of aggression and ardor, the tracks continually round themselves off, leaving each song feeling complete and whole. Given this, and the strict adherence to not wasting the listener’s time, Ghostlimb remains a constantly invigorating experience, never reusing musical themes or recycling riffs. Nonetheless, there is a fantastic cohesion between the eleven tracks, each one flowing into the next and fitting into the album superbly; the band has taken great care in making sure there are no disruptions to the album’s flow, allowing it to smoothly lodge itself in one’s mind.

Ultimately, Ghostlimb leaves itself as an unforgettable 15 minute experience. Easily deciphered but hiding beneath the shroud of wider depth, it’s an album that does in 15 minutes what many cannot do in an hour, and is simply a success in its attempt at creating a cohesive and fluid piece of music. Highly recommended.



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Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
December 11th 2008


16089 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

whoah this didnt have a review?

rasputin
December 11th 2008


14555 Comments


Nah man.

Willie
Moderator
December 11th 2008


16149 Comments


Damn, these guys are pretty intense. Nice review.

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badtaste
December 11th 2008


824 Comments


Fooking hell Rasputin, you're pushing out the reviews like crazy.

rasputin
December 11th 2008


14555 Comments


I'm like a pig in heat.

Willie
Moderator
December 11th 2008


16149 Comments


That's hot ;)

Altmer
December 11th 2008


5652 Comments


i'm dropping rasputin like he's hot

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
December 11th 2008


17946 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i also thought this had a review

rasputin
December 11th 2008


14555 Comments


Maybe you guys should stop worrying about whether this had a review or not and start talking about mine.

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
December 11th 2008


17946 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i guess i just figured dfelon reviewed it

rasputin
December 11th 2008


14555 Comments


He did the newer album. Maybe there was one for this and he got it removed or it was lost in the crash and he never resubmitted it.

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
December 11th 2008


17946 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

you were suppoed to get mad that i wasn't talking about your review ugh

rasputin
December 11th 2008


14555 Comments


oh gosh chan i'm so mad at you now

SnackaryBinx
December 11th 2008


2309 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

lets talk more about that asva review

rasputin
December 11th 2008


14555 Comments


The one that I should be writing? I might do it in the next few days.

DBlitz
December 11th 2008


1691 Comments


great album

NortherlyNanook
December 11th 2008


1285 Comments


ghostliiiiimb yeeessss

gasmaskman
December 11th 2008


1006 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

awesome album art.

204409
Emeritus
December 11th 2008


3996 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Such a sick album. Glad somebody finally reviewed it.

rasputin
December 11th 2008


14555 Comments


Yeah I was listening to it the other day, and I assumed you had reviewed it so I thought I'd give it a read, and lo and behold, it was reviewless.



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