Tuesday, July 10, 2012


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."

"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..."

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

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

"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."

"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."