Album Review: Born A Ghost - The Beginning to an End (2021)
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Born A Ghost's debut album "The Beginning to an End" is the direct successor of the previous EP "SGNLS" which was published in November 2020. Since then, the band from Washington State has presented us the single "Shun the Believer / Neurotic" featuring two songs from the album on hand. "The Beginning to an End" contains a total of nine tracks which were written and recorded between 2017 and 2020.
On the recordings, you can hear the powerful works of Howard Taylor Jolin (vocals, guitars, and synthesizers), Talmadge Craig Hathaway (drums and percussions), and Sergio Vasquez (bass). In the meantime, the band has grown to become a quartet as Hathaway changed positions from drums to guitars and synthesizers, while new member Latoya Forks (4th Chamber Ritual) is now responsble for drums and percussions.
"The Beginning to an End" is a dark and massive mix of ISIS-like Post Metal, Doom Metal à la Lord Vicar, and brachial Black and Death Metal in the vein of Bathory. The down-tempo tracks musick a slow but steady decay of everything that lives. With melancholic and disharmonic atmospheres, brachial riffs, and pitch-black soundscapes, Born A Ghost combine Death and Doom to a beautiful eschatologic sonic narrative.
The album title "The Beginning to an End" fits the music perfectly since you can feel the dawn of doom when listening to the album. Similar to Italian Arcana 13, Born A Ghost present a musical horror scenario without remorse, without hope for rescue.