11 Songs, 37 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

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.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

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.”

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

303 Ratings

303 Ratings

This Album hits hard

Budahhhhhh

Yet can be soft. It's a perfect combination of heavy riffs and breakdowns with light guitar parts and emotional lyrics. Overall in my mind this album tops Fury and the Fallen Ones. It's that good. One of the best hardcore albums this year.

Hell yeah

xDiniBoyx

Nothing the tried in this album sucked at all. It's all to good. Buy it!

It's legit

zach lewallen

Great band, great dudes. Never cease to disappoint. Just as good as the last 2 records. Love the clean vocals.

About The Ghost Inside

Los Angeles, California-based metalcore outfit the Ghost Inside formed in 2006 under the moniker A Dying Dream. They released one EP, Now or Never, before changing their name and unleashing their debut full-length, 2008's well-received Fury and the Fallen Ones. Hard-hitting, passionate, and fueled by the kinetic riffing and thunderous breakdowns that have become synonymous with the genre, the Ghost Inside began to hit their stride on 2010's Returners, spending more and more time on the road honing their skills and sharing the stage with the likes of Devil Wears Prada, Bring Me the Horizon, and Parkway Drive. The band's third studio outing, Get What You Give, arrived in 2012 on the Epitaph label, and was produced by A Day to Remember's Jeremy McKinnon. The Ghost Inside's fourth studio long-player, Dear Youth, arrived in November 2014. ~ James Christopher Monger

  • ORIGIN
    Los Angeles, CA
  • GENRE
    Rock

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