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The Ghost of Cubone's Mother

The Ghost of Cubone's Mother: Tales Told by Dead ChildrenTales Told by Dead Children (2008)
Europe

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


Contributed by: jack_13jack_13
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The UK produces a lot of generic MySpace grindcore bands these days, but it's rare that one of these bands actually establishes itself and manages to create and maintain a fanbase with good, original songs. Although the Ghost of Cubone's Mother haven't exactly created a fanbase quite yet, they have .


The UK produces a lot of generic MySpace grindcore bands these days, but it's rare that one of these bands actually establishes itself and manages to create and maintain a fanbase with good, original songs. Although the Ghost of Cubone's Mother haven't exactly created a fanbase quite yet, they have at least succeeded in the latter target.

The band strive to create songs that combine elements of a lot of genres whilst still managing to appeal to a specific group of people. Their short electronic interludes mixed with ambience followed by walls of guitar and layered death vocals seem to be doing the trick because they've already managed to see this first release snatched up by underground metal label Foot and Mouth Records.

The intro is a delicate and atmospheric guitar tune accompanied with some soft violins and even a cello. It then transforms into the second song, which is a blistering assault on the eardrums. "The Boy Who Cried Rape" may be a god-awful title, and to be fair this entire EP has been awfully mixed, but you can't deny that the songwriting is amazing and a lot of thought has gone into programming and playing the instruments.

The final two tracks, "He Got Raped in Prison, Now He Walks with a Limp" and "Jeremy Kyle" may also have horrendous titles, but again the talent remains and when the final blastbeats and pig squeals fade to a halt you can't help but start over and listening to the entire thing again. It's short but sweet and despite the shoddy quality, with some better production and song titles this band could go far.

 


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JeremyZero (September 23, 2008)

The fact that this bands name is a Pokemon reference is so goddamned awesome. Score is for the name.

meesta3k (September 22, 2008)

Grindcore is universally terrible music. This band name is exceptionally terrible. Somehow it comforts me knowing that this band takes themselves so unseriously that they would name themselves this.

royalblewitup (September 22, 2008)

pokecore muhfuckas

jamespastepunk (September 21, 2008)

Score's for naming your band after a moment from the original Pokemon games.

That brightened up my night!

Laurier (September 21, 2008)

hahahahahahahahaha

this is actually quite good but wow are the names terrible.

steveman (September 21, 2008)

"R.I.P. for now..."

Link goes to "The Virginia Tech Massacre"

sugarfull (September 20, 2008)

The Ghost of Cubone's Mother...are you FUCKING KIDDING ME???

zombie-guru (September 20, 2008)

Score is for the band name.

brown (September 19, 2008)

I had a Marowak, it knew fly, it was fucking killer

Martholamew (September 19, 2008)

Is the name a Pokeman reference? If so, fuck this band.

RadToTheMax (September 19, 2008)

This band should just be called Marowak.

xIxKilledxJesusx (September 19, 2008)

hahaha i actually know the exact reference of the name

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