The Holy Ghost

Broken Record

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Broken Record is a piece of art filled with magic and mind-bending melodies. These tunes are compelling and catchy, always full of surprises with each fervent listen. The Holy Ghost is a fresh new band eager to conquer the indie rock scene, with music that delivers a compelling message, based on savvy lyrics and bold attitudes. The record successfully traps the listener in its web of mystery and charm, driving out melodies invented to capture and sweep up one's mindset and hold one's soul in the arms of the group's instruments. The music easily coaxes the heart of the listener, with a load of unexpected twists and turns. Lead singer Christopher Dean Heine combines intimacy with vibrato, soothing prowess, and a forceful and downright soulful texture to balance the feel of the material, which only supports the band's beautiful and effective way of using dynamics. This is a rare achievement for a young band recording its debut release, for the bandmembers are mature beyond their youthful ages, yet their exuberance pays off, bringing fresh, textured material to the audience. Electric and powerful, Broken Record is just over a half hour of fervent melodies, some darker with minor chordal structures, others bright and filled with electricity, with enough energy to send the room spinning. While creating a record with hurricane-like appeal in its music, the listener can only wish and think that the Holy Ghost is a band thriving on its gifts. Perhaps a group with such potential has already been selected to receive a predetermined ticket for greater heights. Broken Record is an eloquent step up to those heights and should not lose its luster even with repeated listenings.

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