Ghost Cargo From The Bong carries on where The Pentragram left off: a deeper investigation of the unholy mix of sick riffs, (magick) herbs and horror. As stated on their bandcamp page, their main inspirations are old movies, 70s music and magical herbs. Ghost Cargo features vocals, but they are mixed fairly in the background. Magick Rites sounds like Klusek (bass), Mroku (guitar), Miodek (guitar & vocals) and Arek (drums) have been listening strictly to Black Sabbath without paying any attention to other genres. Maybe they made a musical detour to get some Electric Wizard albums, but this album shows the strength of really delving into one particular niche and perfecting the sound you love to hear. Therefore it comes as no surprise they specially thank Tony Iommi and Black Sabbath J.
Lucifer’s Son grabs for a higher key, and the vocals are comfortably placed in the background of the warming evil riffings.
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The artwork of Magick Rites is pretty stunning too and made by Miodek and one Tomasz Gornicki. With a total duration of more than 50 minutes, go buy your happiness with this album. Order your copy of Magick Rites directly at Can’t Tell You Records or at their Big Cartel page for only € 8,- on CD, and even better: € 3,- on cassette. Plus, you can get the digital version of their debut album on Bandcamp for € 3,-. .......9/10.
Words: Sandrijn van den Oever
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