Having been together for a year, Ghost Cat has accomplished a lot in that time. They released two EP's, played over 60 shows in addition to playing a 8 day East Coast tour with Always Wanted War. Falling somwhere between Pretty Girls Make Graves, Block Party and Blood Brothers they are a technically proficient band that will appeal to fans of progressive post-punk and hardcore acts. Other people may turn this off within the first couple minutes. For what they do they do it pretty damn well. I for one was impressed by the dynamics of the band. The vocalist for instance goes from screaming in your ear at one moment to bringing down his vocals down a couple of octaves the next. Let it be known that the guitarist were pretty great, the drumming is absolutely sick at some parts. That's one thing I love about hardcore bands is the drummers were usually pretty badass. Case and point here.
The EP starts with "Space Pope is Reptilian" which starts with a 15 second drum roll before the rest of the band introduces themselves. I didn't think I would like the band after the first song. It felt uninspired and didn't catch my attention. Luckily, I felt things improved with the second track entitled "Marshmallow teeth". There are some killer guitar licks and and always am a sucker for when the whole band screams at once. The vocals felt a bit flat at certain points and then other times kicked ass when they were harmonized. Weekday at bernie's not to be confused with weekend at bernies was my favorite song on the album. The guys rock hard and the songwriting felt a notch above as it was also the most emotionally powerful. This band still have a lot of room for improvement but they are off to a good start. When they get in the grove, flash their technical prowess they do it well. I'm interested to hear how to they will play into their strengths on their next release..
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