By John Bedard

Artwork for Bring Me Suffering by Chasing GhostsThe Uber Rock Approved stampSometimes a really sombre musical style just really hits home. There is so much emotion that can be wrapped up in music. That is what makes music so special. No one has ever had a favorite track that did not have some kind of emotional meaning to it. Sometimes it is just a good feeling like we get in a lot of dance and pop music these days. Sure, it is fun, but people move on to something new rather quickly. However, when you dig deep and pull out those darker, more sombre emotions, and sadder emotions, this is how you make music that really resonates with people. This is how you make something that people will remember forever. ‘Bring Me Suffering’ captures this emotional depth wonderfully.

I know I have said it a million times, but I love the back and forth of male and female vocals in music. Chasing Ghosts has a great dynamic between the two vocalists. They complement each other very well without ever feeling like one is taking over the spotlight or overpowering the other. It makes for a great experience with a lot of depth to explore and that is just the vocals. I have not even gotten started on the musical arrangements yet.

With melodic metal, the music is the key in my mind. It needs to be deep, complex, and evolve. All of that is here. Sure we have the obligatory distorted guitar but it is wonderfully complemented by the crystal clear notes of a piano as well as beautiful violin. There is so much depth to the arrangements you can just let yourself go within them. Especially with how the tracks change and evolve over time. It is an absolutely beautiful experience.

If you can’t tell by now, yes, I liked this EP. There will be people out there that this will really resonate with and really stick with them for the rest of their life. I wholeheartedly recommend this. Even if this is not a genre you normally go for I think this might change your mind. Go pick it up. You won’t regret it.

  • ‘Bring Me Suffering’ is out now. You can get your copy HERE.

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