CD Review: Ghostbound - Extended Play For My Sweet Mary Thyme
- Written by: Dennis Eikenkötter
Title: Extended Play For My Sweet Mary Thyme
Genre: Singer-Songwriter / Post Punk
Release Date: 26th March 2021
Label: Red Nebula Records
GHOSTBOUND is a strange beast that came into being in 2013, first conceived as a vehicle for the songwriting of Brooklyn-based musician / actor Alec A. Head. Sound-wise the vocals have similarities to MORRISSEY and when it comes to instrumentation and structure this heavily reminds me of the 90s with its soft and sometimes self-satisfied yet reflective and self-conscious narratives. The songs are theatrical in a way that is the exact antipode to my beloved genres of Heavy Metal. Someone compared GHOSTBOUND to Doom Metal which is absolute mind-numbing rubbish. GHOSTBOUND is mostly very poppy Singer-Songwriter music that has glimpses of Post-Punk and even a real Metal riff every once in a while, but to compare this to Doom is as far-fetched as it comes. To be clear: when I say something is Pop music or similar to Pop, it is always in reference to the 80s and 90s because the Pop of today is mostly mass produced, soulless garbage that hurts my ears.
Conclusion: If you like bands like THE SMITHS, JOY DIVISION or THE CURE you might want to check this out, GHOSTBOUND is similar but a bit more complex than most of the mentioned bands.
Rating: 7 / 10
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