Ghost Atlas

All Is In Sync And There's Nothing Left To Sing About

Self Release

Rating: 3/5




Ghost Atlas is the solo project of Jesse Cash, best known for his role in the Sumarian Records metal band ERRA, with Ghost Atlas he explores the melodic alt rock side to his writing, Jesse Cash began releasing music under the Ghost Atlas moniker in 2014 with the Gold Soul Coma EP and he followed this up with the 2015’s Immortal Youth EP. Being the sole member of Ghost Atlas the project is a very much a personal reflection of Cash’s emotions, life experience and work, All Is In Sync And There’s Nothing Left To Sing About is Ghost Atlas‘s debut full length and it is set to be released independently on November 17th.

All Is In Sync And There’s Nothing Left To Sing About offers a distinct contrast to the full on metalcore grunt of ERRA, this is an album of alt rock that embraces a much more melodic approach than his primary outfit. Having said that, with the exception of Night Drive, Scout’s Honour, the mellowest moment on this release, and the title track this is an album of slick driven emotional and passionate alt rock that will appeal greatly to fans of the likes of the Deftones and Circa Survive. All Is In Sync And There’s Nothing Left To Sing About is an album that will appeal to his core following, but his latest release should also broaden his appeal beyond the confines of his metalcore roots.

Make no mistake there are still elements of the progressive metal of ERRA present in Ghost Atlas, and it would seem that whilst you can take the man of the metal band but you can’t completely take the metal band out of the man, but it all seems more channelled and focussed than his work with ERRA. With this self funded and self released album Jesse Cash has released a distinctly more restrained album than you would expect to hear if you are aware of his pedigree, and it’s a credit to him that he’s willing to branch out in a different direction and create his own personal vision and style on a album that is a move away from his established style.

All Is In Sync And There’s Nothing Left To Sing About can be pre-ordered here

Kingdom Of Giants All The Hell

Kingdom Of Giants

All The Hell You've Got To Spare

InVogue Records

Rating: 3/5




Californian metalcore outfit Kingdom Of Giants released their latest album, All The Hell You’ve Got To Spare, earlier this month via InVogue Records, the album is now available on vinyl, CD and digital formats, including an extremely limited edition red variant. The full length follows on from their 2014 sophomore album, Ground Culture, and All The Hell You’ve Got To Spare has built on the foundation of their first nine years in existence, and it looks set to propel them beyond their first decade.

As is often popular practice with metalcore releases Kingdom Of Giants have got their friends round, the album features guest appearances from JT Cavey from Texas In July and ERRA, Daniel Gaily of Phinehas and Caitlyn Mae of Fighting The Villain, the latter of the guest appearances brings another welcome dimension to Kingdom Of Giants sound. From the off this is a full tilt wall of sound that carries all the hallmarks of metalcore, the technical elements of metal and the fury of hardcore are perfectly balanced on the blistering eleven track album, along with a few other influences that make their mark.

All The Hell You’ve Got To Spare manages to avoid falling into the trap of descending into a soundalike blur of cacophonous rage, the variation across the album is impressive to say the least as atmospheric elements sit alongside the metalcore fury. There is full blooded technical metalcore aplenty, but this sits alongside the mellower moments such as the moody instrumental Shades and the atmospheric closing track Gray Area, that for me is the highlight of the album as it has a more restrained rage that is complimented by the addition of Caitlyn Mae‘s stunning vocals. Kingdom Of Giants have made an album that will offer something different to established fans of metalcore, but it’s one that I feel is unlikely to crossover to fans outside of the genre.

All The Hell You’ve Got To Spare can be ordered here and the limited edition vinyl can be purchased here

Kingdom Of Giants  Facebook page can be found here

Erra – Efflorescent

Birmigham, AL’s Erra, is sampling their first song from their upcoming Tragic Hero Records debut.  The song is titled “Efflorescent” and is set to appear on their upcoming album Impulse, due out digitally on November 29, 2011.

Give the song a listen below.

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