GHØSTKID’s music is a dive into darkness and aggression. It is ugly yet beautiful, it is heavy while keeping a sense for catchy melodies.
GHØSTKID is the new moniker of Sebastian “Sushi” Biesler (formerly Eskimo Callboy) who gathered a group of likeminded friends to shape the project: Steve Joakim (drums) from Sweden as well as Danny Güldener (guitar) and Stanislaw Czywil (bass), both of whom were in To The Rats And Wolves. It all started when Sushi picked up a guitar and wrote a song in October of 2019. He realized that GHØSTKID was in his DNA and needed to find an outlet.
Why have I not heard this band before? Who’s in charge around here? Right off the bat with FØØL, it fully captured my attention. Heavy sound, with just the right amount of harsh growl. GHØSTKID uses the perfect array of effects and tones along with a hard rock/metal sound. This album did not disappoint, with solid lyrical content delivered in a meaningful manner. While it was easy to notice influences from bands like Bring Me The Horizon, Fever 333 and Marilyn Manson, the content was far from anything already out there. I sure do hope to hear more GHØSTKID in the future, because this self-titled album checks all the boxes that’ll keeps us listeners enthused. – Sean Varvel