Sunday, November 14, 2021

Single Review: Ghastly Shadows "We Belong To The Night" (Independent) by Corban Skipwith

Band: Ghastly Shadows
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Country: USA
Genre: Darkwave, goth
Format: Digital
Label: Independent
Release date: November 4, 2021
Well oh well, after a whole six days of singles I swear we end things on a 2 track double single? Going from singles to the ultimate duo! (quite ironic) but regardless I want to end the week with the two tracks
-We Belong To The Night
By Ghastly Shadows
So, let’s talk about it! Because as is often the case with my review this is my first time experiencing this group and what I’ve heard of them based on this is quite interesting.
Because what you get is a combination of Electronic/Gothic or I suppose more specifically Horror based influences throughout the track.
For the base of the two tracks you have those electronic keys and pattern on loop but with a more subtle tone then what you’d expect say from a Skrillex, DeadMau5, David Guetta, no this is more ominous and calculating which can really (in the right time and place) fine tune the perfect atmosphere for a haunting and deadly evening for someone whose looking for that ‘frightening’ touch of electro.
As far as the Horror influences go, you can definitely hear those cliché chords that you would normally get in those classic B Side Horror movies
(Ever realized it’s always the B-Side, Straight to DVD style Horror that’s always used?) Anyway it’s a straightforward nod to that scene and since it has its place in cinema and cultural history it’s not a bad thing.
What I find most interesting are the vocal performances because they sound more like ghostly whispers oppose to actual singing, I suppose when paired up with those menacing production sounds and those above mentioned Horror vibes it only makes sense that you’ll want the vocals to match the sonic aesthetic it’s just something I wasn’t expecting going into these two tracks.
Regardless, it’s a fun and spooky ride that I think anyone can enjoy if in the right mood, it’s something different and at the end of the day why go into making music if you’re not going to try stand out and make something unique? That’s my theory anyway and these guys prove why they should be noticed in the industry! –Corban Skipwith

John McLaren: Vocals, all instruments

Track list:
1. We Belong To The Night
2. Exhume

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