Seahaven
Ghost


4.0
excellent

Review

by FoGownz USER (2 Reviews)
January 16th, 2011 | 44 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Among the many things that this band borrows from Brand New is the quality of their songs.

Moody post-hardcore. Check. Moody pop-punk. Check. Moody slower songs that rely on dynamic changes. Check. Seahaven’s Ghost EP is essentially a child of everything Brand New has ever written. However, for an album that should feel derivative, they play it off as surprisingly organic. It helps that their singer, Kyle Soto, easily rivals Jesse Lacey’s earnest delivery of dark lyrics and that the songwriting is consistently good throughout the album. Granted, a few of these songs outshine the others. The first two songs, "Plague" and "Birds", are the heaviest songs on the album and also two of the strongest. The other highlight of the album is the accessible "Love", a pop-punk song that ties together the albums themes of family and religion. Unfortunately, "Head in the Sand", while not a bad song, serves as a fairly weak closer for the album, coming nowhere near the emotional heights that the album reaches elsewhere. That misstep aside, for a first release from a young band, the Ghost EP is pretty damn impressive and proves that Seahaven is worth keeping an eye on in the future.


user ratings (157)
3.7
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slaythesocialists
January 16th 2011


172 Comments


This review is super short, and doesn't really explain what the ep or band sound like other than that they have a strong brand new influence, which I actually don't hear while listening to it.

Tyrael
January 16th 2011


21108 Comments


I don't really feel the brand new reference, and your review is too short, you should expand your reasoning more.

Eskate87
January 16th 2011


959 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

sounds like i'd enjoy this, will get

lookatthatparkinglot
January 17th 2011


168 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

talented bunch of guys, real young too. good for them.

accompliceofmydeath
January 17th 2011


4921 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah, this is a super short review. This album is amazing though. I'd definitely recommend it to any Brand New fan.

nickobretto
January 28th 2011


121 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

EP absolutely rules. These guys just got signed, so I cant wait for what they'll do on a full length.

North0House
February 19th 2011


1764 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I picked up the Brand New influences. I'm really liking it. It's like what'd happen if Brand New had a little tinge of blues to their style.

sixthgoldenticket
July 18th 2011


1176 Comments


this kills

pmmets07
July 18th 2011


5984 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

full length is gonna be aoty... or one of them.

SeanFracture
August 23rd 2011


35 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Very cool EP, been listening to it all day. Prefer the darker, moodier stuff, but really enjoying the lyrics.

CrackTheSkye
September 13th 2011


726 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Full length out in November. 2011 just keeps on giving.

sixthgoldenticket
September 15th 2011


1176 Comments


this band has mad amounts of potential

sixthgoldenticket
September 24th 2011


1176 Comments


getting incredibly stoked for their new album

DurzoBlint
November 5th 2011


1396 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Pretty boring but some good songs. I expected this to be bad after hearing love... not keen on that

track at all.

LifeAsAChipmunk
July 9th 2012


4852 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

Not a bad effort. Hopefully the debut isn't nearly as bad as it has been suggested.

ShitsofRain
September 28th 2013


8257 Comments


yeah this is really cool

seeing them on tuesday

loveisamixtape
November 15th 2013


12323 Comments


this review is terrible

ShitsofRain
November 15th 2013


8257 Comments


terrible review. check.

loveisamixtape
November 15th 2013


12323 Comments


where the fuck is their new album though they announced it months ago and then just stopped talking about it

their music has grown on me so much as of recent

pmmets07
November 15th 2013


5984 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this is an ep that i will never get tired of



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