Guided by Fire, Ghost Brigade's debut CD, establishes the Finnish band's style with confidence and power. Despite some obvious influences from such doom and death metal bands as Insomnium and Katatonia, Ghost Brigade manages to separate itself with some trademarks that listeners will quickly come to recognize. At the same time the band avoids repeating itself, successfully keeping a consistent theme throughout without crossing the line into songs that all sound the same. The album's genre is perhaps best summarized as "Melodic Doom . This is a slow head-swaying album that works with your emotions much more than your body. Anyone with the patience and taste for this kind of slow-paced, lyrically dark, and harmonically beautiful music will not be disappointed.
Two years after Guided By Fire, Ghost Brigade release their second album, Isolation Songs in August 2009 (The 3rd in Europe and the 25th in North America) via Season Of Mist and it was produced by Antti Malinen. About this album, Wille Naukkarinen stated: "We had a few different working titles for this record but 'Isolation Songs' was the one that we collectively felt good about.
GHOST BRIGADE took the world by surprise. Obviously the Finns hit a nerve with their highly original blend of Post-Rock, Metalcore, Progressive Rock, Death and Doom Metal. Now GHOST BRIGADE return with their second masterpiece "Isolation Songs" and the response is even more enthusiastic.
Guided By Fire is the first studio album of progressive melodic death metal band Ghost Brigade. It features Aleksi Munter of Swallow the Sun fame providing guest keyboards and Fredrik Nordin of the band Dozer providing backing vocals. Band Members Manne Ikonen – Vocals Tommi Kiviniemi – Guitar Wille Naukkarinen – Guitar Veli-Matti Suihkonen – Drums Janne Julin – Bass. Guests Aleksi Munter – Keyboards Fredrik Nordin – Guest Vocals. Produced by Mikko Kartano Recorded 2007 at Seawolf Studios in Helsinki, Finland Label: Season of Mist.
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Guided by Fire is Finnish band’s first album, eagerly awaited by the thousands of people who had a crush on last year’s four track demo. Watch out for this true masterpiece of melancholic doomcore, a brilliant and indescribable, dark and emotional album emerging from the land of lakes and marshes. Terrorizer Ghost Brigade manage to mate Katatonia’s sadness with Neurosis’ wrath. The result: a highly intense and passionate debut album! Metal Hammer DE. Related media. Additional Information.