Infestissumam is an album that ties together a disparate array of styles and musical approaches to make something hauntingly original. After an introductory effort (the 100 second titular track), Ghost B.C. gets to business with Per Aspera ad Inferi. The track twists and turns listeners through alluring vocals and thoughtful arrangements, with the overall sound of the band exceeding the act’s constituent parts. Infestissumam is a rare example of an album that tells a story with each track; listeners will not hear the whole story if they pick out specific bits and pieces from the disc. Despite the album-oriented feel of Infestissumam, Year Zero represents a track that could easily make it onto hard rock and metal radio stations. The feel of Year Zero is balanced well through the inclusion of Jigolo Har Megiddo, a brooding and dark song that will haunt listeners long after the music has ceased.
Depth of Satan’s Eyes showcases that Ghost B.C. can intensify the lyrical content of their music to match the resounding musical side of things; while occupying the penultimate position on Infestissumam, this track should not be ignored. The album ends with Monstrance Clock, a track that operates as the glue holding together the various approaches and feelings evoked during the preceding 9 tracks.
Infestissumam can be purchased and any well-stocked online retailer, or from one’s local independent music shop. Visit the Ghost B.C. website for more information about the band, their releases, and where they will tour in the months and years to come. Ghost B.C. is an act that looks to redefine what heavy metal is and what it can be in 2013 and beyond. Infestissumam should be seen as the new blueprint for bands to follow, as the effort hits upon all the right chords.
Top Tracks: Jigolo Har Megiddo, Depth of Satan’s Eyes
Ghost B.C. Infestissumam CD Review / 2013 Loma Vista / 10 Tracks / www.ghost-official.com /
Ghost B.C. Infestissumam CD Review