Review from Metal Revolution Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 Under: Album Reviews
From: Metal Revolution Webzine
Published: May 6, 2014

Galaktik Cancer Squad is rhythmic post- and progressive black metal project, founded in 2011. It is actually an ambitious and passionate one-man band/project from Hamburg (Germany), and Hypnotic Dirge Records has just released his fourth album Ghost Light, quite impressive?!

There’s no doubt that we are dealing here with highly talented musician, Arwohn, who’s creating some experimental, mature and professional songs. Ghost Light is filled with haunting passages, but also with loads of melody and typical black metal blasts. The vocals are soaring, cacophonous and discordant. Clean guitar parts add this extra dimension to his music, with these haunting and sorrowful lines. To times he switches to some speedy black metal riffing and chugging breakdowns, but it serves the album very well, since it adds some variation and diversity.

Most of the songs are energetic too, particularly created on violent drums and diabolic guitars. It is also an emotional and captivating collection of five lengthy songs that will definitely please the fans of Katatonia, Alcest, Cult Of Luna etc.

“When The Void Whispers My Name” is my absolute highlight of this album, but all tracks are more or less equally good. Ghost Light is an elegant and pretty varied progressive and post-metal record. It is extremely well-written and with amazing production. Be touched by the spirit of sadness and melancholy and embrace the ‘galaktik cancer squad’!

Rating: 81/100
Reviewed by: Bato

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