Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Out now: GHOSTLIMB




Ghostlimb's fourth album, Confluence, hits stores today via frontman Justin Smith's label, Vitriol Records. Meanwhile, Smith is two weeks into a European tour with his other band, Graf Orlock.

"Gravel-caked D-beat, hardcore, and grind-lite with an emotional core only hinted at by its Hot Water Music cover."
-SPIN

"Highbrow hardcore... For a classic hardcore trio, Ghostlimb are unusually conceptual and melodic."
-OC Weekly

"There's intensity to each track that's both melodic and violent... Like Ghostlimb's previous material, Confluence straddles the line between punk and hardcore..."
-Exclaim

"Dark, thrashing, emotional LA hardcore is the Ghostlimb trademark."
-AMP

"If you ever wondered what Converge would sound like with slightly bluesier guitar riffs, you owe it to yourself to check out Ghostlimb."
-MetalSucks

"While both [Ghostlimb and Graf Orlock] practice in skewed hardcore, Ghostlimb eschews humor in favor of a more focused brutality and more straight-ahead punk rock on Confluence."
-BrooklynVegan

"Twelve tracks filled with everything you love about [Ghostlimb]: the anger, the emotions, the fury, the desperately surging guitars, the fuming vocals, bits of blastbeats here and there - in a word, everything that makes a good, modern hardcore record."
-Cvlt Nation

"One huge surprise here is the shockingly sincere cover of Ht Water Music's 'Southeast First' which gives the record an emotional core rthat blindsides listeners..."
-MSN Headbang

"The product of Graf Orlock/Vitriol Records mainman Justin Smith, Ghostlimb is one of Smith's various side-adventures, part of a body of work that has pegged the man as one of the hardest working people in the underground... This is some hardcore (in the most literal sense) stuff."
-Blistering