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Ghost Medicine


Heavy Prog

3.93 | 35 ratings

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4 stars This band is founded by Jared Leach guitarist and composer. He had contributions from drummer Scott Prian, Sarah Hoefer and bassist Colin Edwin of Porcupine Tree. From the first song "Crooked House", we have all the elements to the music that the band will offer throughout this album. Jared Leach is using as much acoustic guitar parts as electric with the use of both female and male vocals. The sound of that first song remind me of Leger de Main in the first part and in the second with a more electric sound, the band speed things up in the Opeth's style, an influence that will be consistent on the whole thing. Leach likes to play two guitar melody lines at the same time, alternate the soft and the heavy, the acoustic side is always not too far from the heavy side of things. In the song "Departure", the influence of Porcupine Tree is present in some passage. The song that impress me the most is "Desert Spring" that switch from a slow and soft intro to some heavy parts with complex guitar parts and inventive solos. "Beautiful World" is an inoffensive ballad probably intended to gives us a little breather. "Distortion" is a nice ending with some guitar duels and some guitar effects that must have been inspired by Led Zeppelin "Dazed and Confused". This band is a nice discovery, for a first album, it's something that matches up with many good albums. I am looking for more in the future, I hope.
rdtprog | 4/5 |


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