Ghost Bath - Moonlover
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Based on 45 ratings
2015 Ratings: #416
April 10, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
Northern Silence / Label
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This is sure was a polarizing album in the metal community when it came out. The soundscape on here is all over the place with the first track of the album 'The Sleeping Fields', starts of sounding sombre and nocturnal. But when it hit the second track on here it started to sound as if the band was inspired by deafheaven breakthrough album 'Sunbather' with its up-lifting and euphoric atmosphere that felt stagnant the whole way through 9 minute track until the beautiful piano keyboard hits. ... read more
Black metal was already under fire by elitists thanks to Sunbather, but when Moonlover came out it was quickly ridiculed by it's copycat appearance. A lot of similarities were being drawn from the already polarizing album Sunbather by Deafheaven due to Moonlover sharing similar song titles, structures, and including a melodic, intimate piano ballad. Ignoring these obvious influences, Ghost Bath is an interesting take of blackgaze and its usage of j-rock style guitars. Ghost Bath however ... read more
Production on this thing is fantastic, but the screams are so cringy and unnecessary it's actually aggravating. Like he literally sounds like Spongebob from that one episode where he has to work the night shift, it's that annoying.
Everyone would have loved if this would have been album of the month because of the boobies on the cover, right? Anyways, if you like hard stuff, and if you like shoegaze metal, just, listen to it okay?
Best Tracks : Golden Number, Happyhouse
Worst Tracks : Any song under 5 minutes long
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Track List

  1. The Sleeping Fields
  2. Golden Number 
  3. Happyhouse
  4. Beneath the Shade Tree 
  5. The Silver Flower pt. 1
  6. The Silver Flower pt. 2
  7. Death and the Maiden
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