Review from Ave Noctum Webzine

October 10, 2013
From: Ave Noctum Webzine
Published: October 10, 2013

One man Teutonic black metal outfit Galaktic Cancer Squad may have a moniker that sounds like a bad Manga book but there is no whiff of Power Rangers about this opus.

Multi instrumentalist Argwohn first started the project in 2011 and this is already his fourth full length release . Quite some achievement , even in the world of Black Metal . Luckily this slab of black prog does not feel rushed out. You may, however need to rush out and buy it if you want a physical copy as there are only 500 of the blighters out there. (These BM types do love their limited releases eh?)

Opener “Ethanol Nebula”  is chock full of riffs and delicious blasts of classic black metal which will please any badger face who has avoided the cull. (Leave the most black metal mammal alone you murdering bastards!)  Argwohn vocals augment the track with their throaty rasp truly complimenting the complexity of the music.

“When the void Whispers my name” is a slightly more proggy affair but I had already been lured in by the opener so I took the bait.  The guitar line is great at first with an almost bouzouki quality. There is certainly a folk element to the orchestration on this track which continues throughout the rest of the album.  At 9 mins long I felt that this particular black pudding was a little over egged.

By the time my shell likes get to “In Licherlosen Weizen” I know what is in store and embrace my prog side like Luke Skywalker if the Emperor had Van Der Graaf Generator L.P.s spewing from his fingers instead of lightning. This was working well until Argwohn unleashed a guitar line that sounds like a cross between a swarm of hornets and a bad brass sample from a Casio keyboard that gets unwrapped on Xmas day played twice then discarded. (sorry mum).  When the buzzing has stopped behind it lies a great melodic track with more folk elements and (unusual for BM so whisper it in case the kvlt are listening) a great bass line.

The title track “Ghost Light” thunders straight in. No prisoners. No bouzouki . No winged beasties . Let’s do this!  There is a Celtic lilt to this number which reminded me a little of Waylander  and the track ends in a psyche like instrumental session which acts as an intro for the final piece of the puzzle.

“Hypnose” at 15 mins is more of a movement than a track. I am not afraid to say that the punk in me fears track of over 12 mins in length. In my mind they are filed under “ I need a shite what can I play” when I am broadcasting on radio. If you have the time and patience to listen to the track in its entirety you will find a collection of riffs and scales similar to those on the preceding 4 tracks. It speeds and slows, twists and turns, free from any vocal accompaniment.  This is a track that I enjoyed driving to. Its winding structure suited to the roundabouts and traffic lights of an English town at night.  Had I not been driving I may have turned this off and missed out on the mood and soundscape created which would have been a shame.

Grab a copy of this . Grab your car keys and hit the night streets.

Rating: 7/10
Reviewed by: Matt Mason

Review from Metal Wave Webzine

October 7, 2013
From: Metal Wave Webzine
Published: October 5, 2013
*Google translation of Italian review

Theoretically, to ensure that the fourth album (and eighth record release) of the German Cancer Squad Galaktik I did suck all the conditions were: cover insignificant, musical genre is not one of my favorites (post black metal), vaunted progressive influences and other small details, including the name of the band frankly stupid and difficult to remember. 

Well, luckily for GCS, this "Ghost Ligh...

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Review from The Pit of the Damned Webzine

September 23, 2013
From: The Pit of the Damned Webzine
Published: September 22, 2013
*Google translation of Italian review

Hypnotic Dirge Records is a river that continues his work of recruitment of semi- unknown band of talent to make them known to a wider audience. This is the case of the Teutonic Galaktik Cancer Squad, one man band who genuinely did not know it was already come to their fourth release and I just found out from Canadian label . The German act is devoted to a feral black colors from ...

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Review from Miasma Magazine

September 19, 2013
From: Miasma Magazine
Published: September 18, 2013
*Google translation of Finnish review

A little originality named Galaktik Cancer Squad is a German one-man black metal project that churn out now in its third full-length release in 2011, after the publication of his debut. The traditional black metal can not be shared, as in outer space theme lyrics and makes a clear break with the typical canon. In fact, the artist, Argwohn called, describes the music band camp site a combination...

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Review from Lunar Hypnosis Webzine

September 6, 2013
From: Lunar Hypnosis Webzine
Published: September 3, 2013

Contrary to what I wrote in my Obsidian Tongue review regarding one-man black metal bands and how they generally don't work, Galaktik Cancer Squad from Hamburg, Germany is the solo effort of one, Argwohn, whom formed the band back in '11 and honestly makes it work. As it often goes for solo projects he's been rather prolific, releasing three full-lengths, as well a few splits and an EP. He's even had time to mastermind anoth...

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Review from Necromance Webzine

September 6, 2013
From: Necromance Webzine
Published: September 3, 2013
*Google translation of Spanish review

The fourth album of Argwohn's career, the musician who is behind this project that is named Galaktik Cancer Squad . Edited by Hypnotic Dirge Records Seal, We have a work of 51 minutes in which mainly and quite accomplished, mix the essence of black metal sound and oil cooler with the twisted passages of progressive metal music, this explosive mix of styles gives us Outcome 5 topics where the ...

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Review from ZWareMetalen Webzine

August 27, 2013
From: ZWareMetalen
Published: July 30, 2013
*Google translation of Dutch review

The German Argwohn been building for several years on the road with his own hateful solo project. At first I thought for a moment that this was a fundraiser for charity again, but when I found out I had misunderstood what the name. Three years is the working man and he is on his fourth album, which therefore makes it a decent drive is writing. However, you Galaktic Cancer Squad nowhere simplistic or easy...

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Review from

August 23, 2013
August 20, 2013
Original Link
*Google translation of German review

Suspicious (sorry for the small pun) I treated myself to the not so short in the post-Space Trip BM genre and dragged me the new album "Ghost Light" by Galactic Cancer Squad. Again, we have to do it again with a solo project, an ambitious musician. The one with the fine-sounding pseudonym "suspicion" equipped musicians donated alongside bass, drums, and guitar also called the song on disc.


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Review from Alarm 666 Webzine

August 2, 2013
From: Alarm 666 Webzine
Published: August 2, 2013
*Google translation of Danish review

With a name like Galaktik Cancer Squad and a slightly unusual case that may indicate anything, it was with a certain amount of skepticism, but also a certain amount of curiosity, I put the album "Ghost Light" in the player. The one-man band, which is from Germany, has only existed since 2011, but has already released a great deal. Among other things, three fuldlængdes before this one, an EP and a...

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Review from Lords of Metal; Edition 138

August 2, 2013
From: Lords of Metal; Edition 138
Published: August 1, 2013

The first thing that pops into my mind upon seeing the band name is Jesus H. Tap dancing Christ, what a totally pathetic band name. If that is even a small indication of what the music will be like I am afraid, very afraid. Luckily the band name does not cover the music on display. What we get served is quite original black metal, which is very slightly experimental and can from time to time be slightly labelled as post bl...

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 Released: June 21, 2013
500 Copies
Progressive Post-Black Metal