Joey Chaos And The Ghosts – Elegy (Digital EP – Joey Chaos And The Ghosts)

By Jul 6,2019

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Genre/Influences: Dark-rock, cold-wave.

Background/Info: This Canadian trio previously released an album (cf. “Polarizer”) in 2013 and a single (cf. “Fear”) in 2016. “Elegy” features three new songs featuring additional production by their compatriot Chris Peterson (OHMelectronic, FLA, Decree ao). The EP has been introduced as ‘written as a reactive, cathartic response to political discord, social ennui, love, addiction and death’.

Content: The opening song reveals a perfect mix between dark-rock and cold-wave music, which both the main influences running through the songs. The next track is a bit more cold-wave like while the last song reveals a harder approach achieved with some synth parts.

+ + + : The mix between dark-rock and cold-wave is an easy noticeable element and in a way the trademark of this band. Deep bass guitar play and carrying guitar riffs have been achieved with some electronic arrangements. I like the fast to get an EP featuring 3 different songs. My personal favorite one is “Distortion” for being the heaviest piece. The vocals feel passionate and I especially like the deep bass play.

– – – : Three songs, but not really hit here!

Conclusion: “Elegy” sounds okay, but not groundbreaking!

Best songs: “Distortion”, “Netlove”.

Rate: (6).

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