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After Party
     

The After Party

by Ghost Town
 
Where most electronicore is essentially metalcore with some synths tacked on for good measure, Ghost Town offer up a refreshing take on the genre, reversing the formula on their sophomore album, After Party. With a sound that's mostly informed by pop, EDM, and dubstep, the band's heavy breakdowns and screamed vocals feel more thought

Overview

Where most electronicore is essentially metalcore with some synths tacked on for good measure, Ghost Town offer up a refreshing take on the genre, reversing the formula on their sophomore album, After Party. With a sound that's mostly informed by pop, EDM, and dubstep, the band's heavy breakdowns and screamed vocals feel more thought out and deliberate, gaining maximum impact whenever they appear. In a way, After Party feels more like a new take on sounds like industrial metal that pulled metal's guitars and drums kicking and screaming into the modern age and replaced them with ominous synths and cold, programmed beats. With its growling synths and fractured production, the intro to "W.F.F." feels menacing and nocturnal, showing that they're capable of evoking the same emotions as metal while using a radically different toolkit. Despite its eerie, horror movie atmosphere, which is definitely played up on songs like "You're So Creepy" (which also appeared on their debut, Party in the Graveyard) and "Hocus Pocus," the album has a surprising pop sensibility. This is especially true with the vocal work of singer Kev Ghost, who could easily be transplanted into a more traditional pop act without much fuss, and who gives Ghost Town's music a human element that makes it warmer than one would typically expect from electronic music. For fans of Ghost Town's previous album, After Party continues to deliver the goods, offering up catchy hooks and danceable beats with just enough aggression sprinkled in to make the album feel dark and slightly dangerous.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/17/2014
Label:
Fueled By Ramen
UPC:
0075678673184
catalogNumber:
542232
Rank:
41688

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Performance Credits

Ghost Town   Primary Artist
Alix Monster   Guitar,Group Member
Manny the Drummer   Drums,Group Member
Evan Pearce   electronics,Group Member
Alister the Machinist   Group Member
Kev Ghost   Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Merck Mercuriadis   Management
Chris Shelley   Logo Design,Layout
Mike Green   Producer,Engineer
Torsten Luth   Publicity
Ghost Town   Composer
Dave Shapiro   Booking
Mel Young   Booking
Steve Strange   Booking
Mark Stewart   Management
Thom Skarzynski   Marketing
Adam Samiljan   Marketing
Dan Parrott   Merchandising
Evan Pearce   Producer,Engineer
Amy Willard   Marketing
Alister the Machinist   Artwork,Artist
Adam Walker   Marketing
Ross Anderson   Publicity
Riley James   Tour Manager
Liz Drummey   Publicity
Amy Zaglauer   Merchandising

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