The Ghost Inside
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by TheGooseTavern USER (3 Reviews)
June 30th, 2012 | 115 replies | 17,267 views


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Saturation plagues the hardcore genre to this day, but The Ghost Inside face it head on and come out on top.

7 of 7 thought this review was well written

Frustrated. A word that will come to the minds of many whenever it comes to another hardcore/metalcore band that it on the rise. Eyes roll, palms hit faces, but The Ghost Inside are no rookies. Having been around now for a couple years and two albums, we've all got a glimpse at what makes The Ghost Inside who they are. Their third album would be the one that tell me, and the rest of us out there in music land, what they brought to the table this time around. What they brought was a big heaping pile of in your face hardcore.

Consistent. Another word that hardly ever gets tossed around when it comes to this genre, but alas, Ghost keeps proving themselves time and again. One major factor, when it comes to this type of music, is very prominent. The sound of the screamer's voice is one of the strongest indicators of how the music will sound. And if you like a guy who screams and sounds like he has balls behind his voice, this band is for you. Two very solid records were put out before this, (Fury, Returners) but there is a certain evolution about this record that keeps The Ghost Inside up their on my list of bands who are doing things right.

Opening the album the way they did was a tell tale sign that I was in for a treat. Being a guitar player myself, I commend these guys for using the tone that they did for record and doing it well. Backing the mids off considerably to make the record sound deeper and much heavier, paid off for them in the end. I found that the guitar tone and Jonathan's voice worked in perfect harmony. The album never has any point on it where it slows down, it truly is a runaway freight train and when it hits, it hits hard. Every riff, every drum fill, every bass drop hits with an intensity that has no brakes. With that being said, this has been a forte of the band's style for all their albums, this, earning them the word consistent in every sense of it.

I find that many bands nowadays, realizing the oversaturation of their genre, are trying new things (e.g. choir, orchestra, etc.) One thing that has been tried by many bands in the past was to incorporate clean vocals, when in the past, there never were any. Many, if not close to all of them failed miserably, until The Ghost Inside came along with this record. Engine 45 being the optimal example of this fact. A truly unique song for a band that hasn't touched that sort of territory. Just goes to show the musicianship of the band when they can pull off something so well that hasn't been done on their previous work.

I feel like an elder compared to a lot of the younger kids I see at shows. I've been around this genre for a while and it's a refreshing note to start off the summer to, knowing that bands, although very few of them, are keep things new and fresh. The Ghost Inside are the textbook example of what bands should be looking up to, and who they should respect.


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a est . . i . c el (1.5)
Excellent delivery of a fundamentally shitty genre...

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A natural progression for a band that ascends even further on its upward climb...


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TylerOnFire
June 29th 2012



318 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

spell check, spell check, spell check. Also, we dont need another review of this record.

FrankRedHot
June 30th 2012



6448 Comments


^Shut up.


I really, really wish that you idiots would stop comparing this to hardcore.

Rastapunk
June 30th 2012



717 Comments


Artwork is awesome!

KSK1
June 30th 2012



4072 Comments


This is definitely metalcore. It just has more hardcore influence than other shitty metalcore bands. That being said, this only
has like 3 decent song on it and is definitely not a 4.

MichaelSnoxall
June 30th 2012



12163 Comments


"I really, really wish that you idiots would stop comparing this to hardcore."


Really, why is that? Is it maybe because this genre is highly influenced and borrows several elements from Hardcore? The comparison has to be made, that's why the genre has the suffix '-core'.

FrankRedHot
June 30th 2012



6448 Comments


Because, even with the "-core" elements, comparing this to hardcore is retarded. Even though this is closer to the hardcore sound than most other metalcore acts, it's still very far away from what hardcore is. Metalcore has been drifting further and further away from those elements, and this isn't the exception.

TylerOnFire
June 30th 2012



318 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Comeback Kid is hardcore, Gallows is hardcore, Every Time I Die is hardcore. The Ghost Inside is metalcore with a noticeable hardcore edge to it.

FrankRedHot
June 30th 2012



6448 Comments


Gallows isn't hardcore.

Every Time I Die isn't hardcore.

Comeback Kid is mostly lol hardcore.

TylerOnFire
June 30th 2012



318 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

what is gallows and every time i die then?

Spec
June 30th 2012



27062 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

I like Comeback Kid.

FrankRedHot
June 30th 2012



6448 Comments


Every Time I Die is (can't believe I have to explain this) metalcore/hard rock.

Gallows is punk/dirty rock 'n' roll. They have some hardcore influence, but their sound slowly
shifting away from it. I'm expecting them to go back towards that hardcore sound with Wade on
vocals, but it will undoubtedly suck.

Here's some examples of hardcore:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1y9iPtfdk4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkAa28atuAk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnVRuH4vJWg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCP4DvVgBnU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sk8tDVzVJ0k
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O19RhztoyFw

Just some examples to help you understand where you're wrong.

HitlerIsADeity
June 30th 2012



199 Comments


yeah guys, dont compare this to hardcore, genres are important.

TylerOnFire
June 30th 2012



318 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

thanks for the clarification. I suppose Gallows is more hardcore punk then straight up hardcore

FrankRedHot
June 30th 2012



6448 Comments


Hitler, it's not that genres are important. It's that calling albums like this "hardcore" taints the good name of hardcore.

KSK1
June 30th 2012



4072 Comments


The rest of the free world that knows nothing about music is just going to call this, and all of pit's
links screamo anyway...

FrankRedHot
June 30th 2012



6448 Comments


LOL Verse is screamo? Iron Lung is screamo? Hatred Surge is screamo? Are you fucking retarded?

Fluttertrank
June 30th 2012



17098 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

woah KS those arent screamo. Screamo is like I Hate Myself or Circle Takes the Square

KSK1
June 30th 2012



4072 Comments


Woah, i'm aware it's not. But people who listen to radio music for example will hear hardcore and be
like "Oh you listen to that screamo stuff?"

HitlerIsADeity
June 30th 2012



199 Comments


i knew this one bitch who called any music with screaming in it "rawr rawr music." pissed me the fuck off.

FrankRedHot
June 30th 2012



6448 Comments


"Woah, i'm aware it's not. But people who listen to radio music for example will hear hardcore and be
like "Oh you listen to that screamo stuff?"'

Back-pedaling won't help you.



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