Ghost Atlas
All Is In Sync, and There's Nothing Left to Sing


4.0
excellent

Review

by Dedes USER (86 Reviews)
January 18th, 2018 | 27 replies


Release Date: 2017 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A balancing act.

For those who don’t know, I will preface this review by stating that Ghost Atlas is a new project created by Jesse Cash of metalcore band Erra. I will admit that I know nothing of Erra-what they sound like, the quality of their music (which is of course objective), or how they differentiate from Ghost Atlas. What I do know however is that he seems very comfortable with his current project, like he is already a veteran of a sound that seems to straddle post-hardcore and alternative rock. Really, it does a perfect job balancing ferocity and atmosphere, which while hardly something new in this branch of music, I feel it is rarely done this well.

Jesse’s vocals, while entirely cleanly sung, have a perfect bit of “snap” to them. They’re urgent, and they grab you by the balls and yank you right in. It’s this sense of immediacy, a sort of “listen to what I have to ***ing say” that gives this album the energy it has. This could come across as moderately juvenile of course, but this is also why the aforementioned balance is important-there is both a sense of overpowering emotion and a sense of restraint. A perfect example is the beginning of “Badlands”. The guitar work and drumming is paced and perhaps almost soothing, which is further complemented by vocals that are both emotional and graceful.

What also does a lot of good for this album is just how catchy the hooks are, with every track being an earworm of its own (of varying calibers, of course. I’ll be damned if “Fox Rain” ever escapes me.) It seems that Ghost Atlas really knows how to create tracks that are both structurally simple and incredibly melodic, which makes for an album that is easy to delve right into. Perhaps that is what most amazes me about this album-it never seems to leave me. No matter what mood I am in, what emotional state I am in, it is still the perfect time to listen to this album, and each time I enjoy it as much as the last. When this is on, it truly does feel like everything is in sync.



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Dedes
January 18th 2018


5744 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Here it is! Any thoughts/criticisms are always appreciated!

Dedes
January 18th 2018


5744 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Don't let the fire die

Ninjahague
January 18th 2018


260 Comments


OK OK I 'LL CHECK IT
But i never liked ERRA in the first place so idk how i'll feel about this.

But minimalist non contextual album art always draws me in so i'll try it out and complain about how theres not enough breakdowns soon, deal?

Ninjahague
January 18th 2018


260 Comments


OK OK I 'LL CHECK IT
But i never liked ERRA in the first place so idk how i'll feel about this.

But minimalist non contextual album art always draws me in so i'll try it out and complain about how theres not enough breakdowns soon, deal?

is this double posted lol can you delete this

Dedes
January 18th 2018


5744 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yes everything does need more breakdowns

SteakByrnes
January 18th 2018


9381 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Fucking awesome album, and you should check Erra's first two albums if you ever get the chance

Digging: Palm Reader - Braille

SteakByrnes
January 18th 2018


9381 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Also I don't really consider Ghost Atlas new anymore, he made it back in late 2013 if I recall correctly

Dedes
January 18th 2018


5744 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yea true my bad

Yeah I'll get on Erra ASAP

SteakByrnes
January 18th 2018


9381 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

2009-2014 Erra is my favorite in terms of music, they went so hard

Dedes
January 18th 2018


5744 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Did they slap hard

SteakByrnes
January 18th 2018


9381 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

THEY SLAP AHRD AF MY GUY

CaimanJesus
January 18th 2018


3643 Comments


These guys are kinda cool, might check when I get the time

Digging: James Vincent McMorrow - Early In The Morning

Dedes
January 18th 2018


5744 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah you should

This is just about as good as Gold Soul Coma

Dedes
January 18th 2018


5744 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Although it doesnt have Sacred Organs so its a lil step down

SteakByrnes
January 18th 2018


9381 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Both are pretty perfect to me

CaimanJesus
January 18th 2018


3643 Comments


from what I've heard from gold soul coma, I'd probably 3 or 3.5 this, mood ring is a good song

SteakByrnes
January 18th 2018


9381 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Mood Ring is such a good song, very fun to play on guitar as well



Demons is also beautiful

Ninjahague
January 19th 2018


260 Comments


Checked out a few songs through this album. Legs was a best. Real emotional shit. Good metalcore, i'll find myself listening to these guys more

SteakByrnes
January 19th 2018


9381 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

This isn't metalcore but yea this is great

SteakByrnes
January 19th 2018


9381 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

This isn't metalcore but yea this is great



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