Ghost Grip is a pop-punk band from Atlanta, Georgia that has been playing together for a number of years. It’s evident in their sound, too, as they have an unavoidable chemistry and flow from years of working together. They recently decided to get in the recording studio and put together some of their favorite compositions for the All I Forgot To Say EP. This album shows the range and talent of these musicians, and is a perfect ode for any die hard pop-punk fans out there.
The album starts out with the track “Burden” a perfect introduction to what this band and album is all about. The song starts out with a single, fast-paced electric guitar. It is that fast pace that’s so unique to the pop-punk genre. After about twenty seconds or so, the rest of the band kicks in with a loud, in-your face attitude that carries throughout the entire album. The drums are extremely clean sounding, as are the vocals. The singing is very clean and very pop-punk sounding. There is a nice tone and sound; the vocalist is experienced. The vocals do in fact get a lot of the focus; they are loud and overlay on-top of the other instruments.
The talent of these musicians is clear, like in the introduction to the next second song “Sleepless.” The song opens up with an excellent guitar riff as the introduction and, again, after 20 or so seconds, the rest of the band joins in. The other instruments, especially the drums, do drown out that badass guitar but that may just be my love for the guitar. This pop-punk album is not just about one instrument or musicians, but the vocals and lyrics do get the main stage. This is an album about insight and self-expression and the lyrics are an important part.
There is a wide range of sounds and styles in the album, although all very closely tied to the pop-punk genre. The second track is the first time we hear the classic punk, screamo yell from the vocalist. There is a lot of change of pace in that song in terms of the singing. It moves from melodic to screamo to talking and back to screamo. The variety is nice. If you are a big fan of screaming vocals, you’ll love the second song of the album
This album also has all sorts of cool guitar melodies and riffs. The lead guitar is excellent throughout the album. There are spacey, screechy guitars splashed throughout the background which add a nice layer to lots of the songs. The vocals also show a lot of range and mirror the lead guitar’s wide range too. The album also has a nice change of pace and ends with a more calm and melodic feel. It’s a nice wrap-up to All I Forgot To Say an album and EP that displays an powerful chemistry between these talented musicians.
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