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Album Review: Ghost Brigade – “IV: One with the Storm”

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 5:48 AM (PST)

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Ghost Brigade‘s IV: One with the Storm shows a lot of growth for Finland’s somber survivors. I loved aspects of their debut years back but found it far too Nuerosis indebted and not enough differentiation between songs. By album number four there is still post-metal influence for sure, but the band have come into their own with epic flourishes and more impact to the compositions. “Wretched Blues” is a terrific opening number “where shadows call your name”, a just above mid-tempo ground mover that features sweeping guitar lines atop driving percussion.”Departures” explores further the band’s quiet side with excellent melodic vocals and a lonely sorrow to the spare intro that recalls recent Katatonia before a great melodic doom riff takes you away. The band have really hit their stride with this release and it shows in the songwriting.

Like November’s Doom who struck gold with this year’s doom standout Bled White, Ghost Brigade have made good records in the past but just now everything really seems to be coming together like never before. “Disembodied voices” is 5:36 of ethereal awakening like seeing light from beneath the surface, Manne Ikonen sounding more confident with the cleans here than on previous albums (at times even sounding a bit like the ballad side of Chad Gray circa Mudvayne’s “World So Cold”, but not in a nu-metal context). Wille Naukkarinen and Tommi Kiviniemi’s guitar work cement each song with a full architecture of big chords and hypnotic interwoven lines, spellbinding the ear with reasons to keep listening. It is cool to see the band have grown and pushed to be relevant despite having first arrived kind of during the “boom” of the whole Neur-Isis craze a few years back. They have become one with their storm, indeed.

While fans of the post-metal genre in general will find plenty of crushing moments here to furrow their brooding brows with grim pleasure and make their beards itch (see the mighty “Stones and Pillars”) there are also dark proggy, introspective passages that entertain a certain sense of poetry. The production is reasonably clean but the band have amazing tones on this and especially of note are the ghostly and welcome keyboard layers from Joni Vanhanen. Album highlight “Long Way to the Graves” is where they nail it 100%, opening with a mood setting slow drum pattern before watery guitar and lush texture set up the best vocal performance in the band’s history, a study of life cycles that is a calm recognition of the chapters in life, our potentials and the storms we all must traverse to highlight what really matters in life.

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New Video: Ghost Brigade – “Clawmaster”

Posted by jessepac on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 11:11 AM (PST)

We brought you the audio for the new track ‘Clawmaster” by Finnish band Ghost Brigade, but now we’re here to unveil the video.

Directed and animated by Fursy Teyssier, the black-and-white video is beyond gloomy, giving fans a taste of the netherrealm and mystical forces.

Until Fear No Longer Defines Us was released on August 19 in Europe and August 23 in North America via Season Of Mist.

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Cover Art Tues…er…Thursday: “Black is the New Black” Edition

Posted by jessepac on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 10:10 PM (PST)

black-tide-cover-thumbHow many of you Metal Rioters out there have gone to your local record store of choice and picked up a new metal album solely based on the art that graces its cover? Unfortunately, with the growth of iTunes and Pandora it seems easier and easier to overlook album cover art in general, but in the world of Heavy Metal we’re here to remind you that the art form is still alive and well! Each Tuesday we will present to you the best album covers of the week and draw focus into what makes each cover so damn badass.

This week features various tones of every metal band’s favorite color: black. The best example might be the above image from Black Tide, or maybe the other direction, say Leprous‘ mermaid goat sitting in a pitcher of lemonade forcing said drink down someone’s throat that happens to be tied to an aardvark/squirrel hyprid?

Check out this week’s offering right here and VOTE on which cover YOU think should win “Cover Art of the Week”!

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New Music: Ghost Brigade – “Clawmaster”

Posted by jessepac on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 12:07 PM (PST)

Last week, we showed you the new artwork and track listing for Ghost Brigade‘s upcoming album Until Fear No Longer Defines Us. Today, we are going to play a new song from that album!

Until Fear No Longer Defines Us will be released on August 19 in Europe and August 23 in North America via Season Of Mist.

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Ghost Brigade have spooked metalheads since their first album Guided by Fire was released almost four years ago and they are now back with their newest offering via Season of Mist, Until Fear No Longer Defines Us. The band is currently collaborating with French artist Fursy Teyssier on a video for the song “Clawmaster”.

Here is the tracklist for the Finnish band’s third album.

1. In the Woods

2. Clawmaster

3. Chamber

4. Traces of Liberty

5. Divine Act of Lunacy

6. Grain

7. Breakwater

8. Cult of Decay

9. Torn

10. Soulcarvers

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Ghost Brigade announce Tour dates

Posted by Ehrila on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 6:19 AM (PST)

Finnish doomcore act Ghost Brigade have set “Until Fear No Longer Defines Us” as the title of their forthcoming third album, which has been scheduled for an August 19th (August 23rd in North America) release via Season of Mist.

In order to celebrate the release of “Until Fear No Longer Defines Us,” the band will embark on a Finnish tour in next September and October. Support for most of the shows comes from Finnish dark hardcore act Unkind.

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Finnish doomcore act Ghost Brigade have announced that they will be releasing their new album, “Until Fear No Longer Defines Us” on Season Of Mist late this summer.

This is their 3rd album following-up on “Isolation Songs” from 2009 and “Guided by Fire” from 2007.

More news on the new album will soon be released.

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