Written by: Eric Peterson
Ghost Season is an alternative metal band from Athens, Greece.
Their debut album Like Stars in a Neon Sky was released in January of 2017, and with a name like Ghost Season how can you not be curious to listen? The album starts with a short acoustic intro called, “The Reckoning” then blasts into the hard rock anthem, “Sons of Yesterday.” The album continues with heavy hitting songs like, “The Highway part I and II.” The guitar riffs are hard, melodic, and very catchy. I felt myself drawn to listen multiple times. As much as I liked these two songs, my favorite was “The Vampire.” This song combined melodic guitar with dark lyrics, which is a perfect combination for a band called Ghost Season. The album ends with a straight up rock song “Break me Shake me” which is actually a metal rendition of a Savage Garden pop hit.
Over all, Like Stars in a Neon Sky is a very solid album. It combines a mix of new vs. old school metal. Some of the bands influences that are apparent include Disturbed, Shinedown, and Alter Bridge. If you like these bands this album is for you.
Although not listed as an influence, the bands guitar work and vocals are very reminiscent of Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society. According to the press release, guitarist Nick Christolis said, “We blended in our music all of our influences: old meets new, classic meets modern. Thoughts turn into music, music becomes food for thought.”
Greek Metal may not be a phrase you are used to hearing but Ghost Season is a Greek band you should get use to listening to.