Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Fall of Troy - Ghostship EP (2004)

Ok, I can't say I'm the biggest fan of TFoT but this EP they recorded in between their self-titled debut and Doppelgänger and is probably some of their most compelling and cohesive release to date. They do quite a great job at taking a "hardcore" kind of aesthetic and combining it with a more progressive frame. Although Thomas Erak's voice may not be for everybody, (believe me, I'm far from praising his vocal skills myself) he puts forth a great effort and sounds as if hes pouring a lot of emotion into his vocals as well as the intense and erratic guitar riffs pile-driven into your skull without remorse. I've heard many a story about the rest of this story being finished in a re-recorded concept album. On the contrary, I've also heard that it's unlikely to happen, as well as several testimonials from people who went to TFoT shows chanting, "GHOSTSHIP!", only to be berated by Erak whining about how he wants to have fun and play what he wants because, really, who would want to make the fans happy? What a ludicrus idea. Annnnywayyy, It puzzles me why they decided they dont like this stuff anymore but what can we do? If you haven't heard this yet and you're a TFoT fan, shame on you. Get this right now. This is some epic music. (By the way, I don't believe there's any album art but if you have it, feel free to send it my way.)

  1. "Ghostship I" – 6:53
  2. "Ghostship IV" – 4:13
  3. "Ghostship V" – 5:47
  4. "Macaulay McCulkin" – 6:39
Ghostship EP

6 comments:

the zoologist said...

matt your taste is impeccable and this blog is the best

DFelon204409 said...

hey man thanks for the good looks for worship and tribute media. i'll throw up a few updates this week.
-nick

josh said...

good call on ghostship this shit is dope

moac said...

this is the best shit the fall of troy has ever done, thx

Tony said...

hey man, Im really diggin your blog. I linked yours on mine, dankmuzak.blogspot.com. It seems like we have a lot of similar tastes. Feel free to link me.

Tony said...

awesome man, v snares is an evil genius ha. Make sure you get Rossz Csillag Alatt Született if you dont have it yet. Its by far my favorite of his albums.