Sound — 8
The Californian metalcore troop, The Ghost Inside continue their ever growing status among the hardcore scene with their second album; "Returners". But as many of you would guess the way they go about it, the formula of melodic metal/hardcore bands remains unchanged and here it is no exception. Tons of Breakdowns, blast beats, big gang vocals, etc. But the lyrical impression it leaves on you is quite impressive. You might even say that after a few listens you feel cheery!
Lyrics — 8
Jonathan Vigil's voice roars its way across each track. Loud and powerful, exactly the way it should be and with his lyrics it all comes up pretty good against the best in the genre. Drummer, KC Stockbridge keeps the double-bass pedals and galloping beats a-coming through out the entire record. Like a mentioned before, if this is your kind of stuff then you feel a sense of happiness wash over as it ends. Sure its nothing incredibly different from other bands but its done so well!
Overall Impression — 9
Its louder, more heavier, more crushing than 08's "Fury And The Fallen Ones". "Chrono", "Between The Lines", "Unspoken" and "Overlooked" would definetly be the best songs on offer here, not to say the otehrs aren't bad, in fact they are really good. For fans of: August Burns Red, Parkway Drive, Cancer Bats, Stray From The Path.