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Ghost Bath – Funeral

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Ghost Bath is one more surprise from the amazing Metal scene in China. There are so many bands out there to be discovered, that are playing innovative, creative music, with their own brand; we need to give them a chance. And Ghost Bath is one more of these bands. So freaking amazing… Well, a bit about them before I let you know my more or less detailed thoughts on the band’s latest release. Ghost Bath was founded in the must-visit Chongqing City and they play Depressive Black Metal. The band’s name suits their music very well, since “Ghost Bath refers to the act of committing suicide by submerging in a body of water.

 

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After releasing a self-titled EP in 2013, Ghost Bath has released the band’s début full-length album named Funeral. And, my friends, this is amazing… What can be said about this album other than that it’s beautiful, haunting, anguishing, desperate, particular, a real gem. I should also add that it’s deep, emotional, dense and a real trip to the mysterious and thousands years old Chinese culture.

 

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About the music itself, what firstly draws your attention are the guitars, so impressive! The Chinese Folk music added by the guitar work is just breathtaking. Even though we are talking about a Depressive Black Metal band, the guitars aren’t repetitive and interestingly, they sound very uplifting. Very melodic and away from the genre’s clichés. The use of acoustic guitars also enriches the music that Ghost Bath has crafted. The vocals are shrieks of despair, agony and solitude. This is art, real art, my friends. Such a stunning release that I’m in love with their music.

 

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Funeral’s production is also another positive aspect, as they did a top-notch work. I beg you all to check their music, it’s incredible! I’m listening to it again and I feel like I’m in another world, it’s just mesmerizing. And I urge you all to support Ghost Bath. I have such high hopes for this band, it will be a huge loss if they don’t release more music in the future, so, I kindly ask you all, please, help them the way that it’s possible for you.

 

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Take care.

 

Grade: 10/10

 

Band: Ghost Bath

 

Album: Funeral (2014)

 

Label: Pest Productions

 

Tracklist:

 

1. Torment

2. Burial

3. Silence

4. Procession

5. Dead

6. Sorrow

7. Calling

8. Continuity

9. March

10. Afterlife

11. Birth

12. Forever

 

Ghost Bath is:

 

杰米 – Bass

泰勒 – Drums

多诺万 – Vocals, Guitars

丹尼斯 – Vocals, Guitars, Piano

 

Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blackghostbath

 

Official Bandcamp: http://ghostbath.bandcamp.com/

 

All photos belong to their rightful owners.

October 28, 2014

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