This Is Ghost! Country

Album Title: 
This Is Ghost! Country
Release Date: 
Friday, May 3, 2013
Review Type: 

A still quite young band from Germany is offering its debut here. The band’s name is This Is Ghost! Country, comes from Berlin & the first official release is a 8-track album via Electric Magic Records.

They have the 90s sound imbedded and bring the grunge/alternative, but stoner sound to the masses. Elements of Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Helmet, Fu Manchu… are prominent influences in the bands music on tracks such as “Humbfucken”,  “The God replacement” and “Black Trekken”.  The singer opts for a slightly gruff lower and surprisingle a hardcore-like approach that works relatively well, but his limited range is noticeable on “Big fat killing” and Ztupe/Red Area”. While I enjoyed this for the most part, after several listens my interest for the band wandered off. Of course, with debut albums there's always room for improvement, and I think that attention would need to be directed simply to the overall songs mitting itself. But a good effort on all counts.