Dat genre list #hardrock
That feel when an official iTunes review reads like something I would write for a joke (extra-lulzy parts bolded by me):
With its third studio album (and its first for Epitaph Records), the Los Angeles metalcore quintet The Ghost Inside gets an upgrade in production and a noticeably beefier brawn to its already-muscled music. Singer Jonathan Vigil comes out swinging on the one-two punch opener, “This Is What I Know About Sacrifice.” It’s a minute and 29 seconds long, wherein he howls: “I’ll see you at the crossroads!” The following “Outlive” erupts with a rhythm section that sounds like a stampede of elephants rushing a minefield. Vigil’s throat-shredding bellows get even more serious, but that’s in part what helped the band inadvertently forge a hardcore subgenre that’s jokingly called “srscore.” The introduction of “Engine 45” boasts great guitar work by guitarist Aaron Brooks, who dynamically shifts from face-punching chug-riffs to ascending arpeggios in a heartbeat. Brooks also handles the unscreamed vocals throughout Get What You Give, adding a boyish tone and a dynamic contrast to Vigil’s blistering esophagus destruction. The Ghost Inside improves on Linkin Park’s balance of melody and chaos in the outstanding “Face Value.”
A couple thoughts:
- The only press release cliche missing is “buzzaw guitars.” Maybe they are saving that for some upcoming RAMONES box set of previously-released material that’s being repackaged for the 25th time.
- This review is basically a reworded version of AP’s earlier review (which also mentioned “srscore”). Not sheriff plagiarism or they have some sort of deal to use AP’s content?
- I can only imagine how stoked they are to be compared to LINKIN PARK– imo they sound more like POWERMAN 5000 but whatever I’m not going to split hairs over some stupid iTunes review