Release: Ghost of Me EP
Area: Darwin, Northern Territory
Date of release: 30/03/18
Genre: Melodic Hardcore
Reviewer: Michael Dixon
For Fans Of: Polaris, Far Away Stables, Dream on Dreamer.
Next Gig: POLARIS “The Mortal Coil” Australian Tour, April 2018.
"I'm finding it hard to focus, The closest I get to you is in my dreams,
I no longer sleep, the nights turn into mornings" - Retrospect
“Ghost of Me” is the follow up EP to 2016’s "Growth" release and shows a significant amount of depth and maturity from this 5 piece Melodic Hardcore outfit. Being one of the few local bands from the Northern Territory, the boys have really made a name for themselves after releasing two singles from this EP, 'Dark Shade' and 'Ghost'. Everything on “Ghost of Me” has been amped up, the vocals, lyrical content and instrumentals sections sounding rather polished with a solid sense of emotion behind every wave of audio that hits your ears.
Lead vocalist Tom Devine-Harrison shines with his impressive vocal turns, shifting between cleans and screams with ease. The lyrics are all deeply personal, heartfelt and emotional. The instrumental solos and breakdowns are beautifully constructed which swings between blissful and atmospheric to fiercely energetic and explosive.
This is a band that will make plenty of waves in the local music scene this year and they completely deserve it considering the quality of talent seen on this EP. "Ghost of Me" is a contender for release of the year from me!
Standout Tracks: Ghost, Life in Delusion, Retrospect, Dark Shade.
Songwriting Integrity : 8.5/10
Personal Enjoyment: 9/10