A Decade of Solitude: A Look at the Discography of Ghost Brigade

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Formed in 2005 from the ashes of three different Finnish bands, Ghost Brigade forged the the sounds of American Sludge Metal, Melodic Death Metal, and Post-Metal into a style of their own, that is very much identified as nothing other than Ghost Brigade. Melodic and harsh vocals, folk and down tuned guitars, electronic sounds and interludes, traditional instrumentation, Ghost Brigade was a band of polar dynamics.

Guided by Fire (2007)

Guided by Fire their first full length album showcased these sounds in nearly every song. Beautiful piano passages over sludgy distorted guitar, beautiful soaring choruses accompanied by a dark overall atmosphere that cemented their sound.


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Tidal

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Isolation Songs 08/25/2009

In 2009 Isolation Songs was released on Seasons of Mist and catapulted the band into new heights, gaining them the attention of European Radio and magazines. Incorporating a deeper doom inspired sound, Isolation Songs took everything that Guided by Fire has and multiplied it. Improving the production, songwriting, and deepened the mood.

Listen to the album:

Tidal

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Until Fear No Longer Defines Us (2011)

Debuting at no.7 on Finnish Albums Charts, Until Fear No Longer Defines Us seen the band take their folk and gothic influence even further than before, crafting a more refined sound. The heavy was heavier and the moody doom was darker than ever before. Amping up the emotional levels to the point where you knew the band was reaching its absolute apex. Until Fear No Longer Defines Us would release their first major music video in “Clawmaster” as well, finally giving the band a chance to showcase their visual language they had been missing in their early years.

Listen to the album:

Tidal

Spotify

IV-One WIth the Storm (2014)

The bands fourth and final album would see them return to their roots, with decidedly lowered production and darker textures, more reflecting Guided By Fire than their previous efforts. The album is a tour de force of Melodic Doom that the band had forged over their career. The band would announce after several canceled shows due to Covid-19 that they would be disbanding due to cost of touring and an inability to continue through the pandemic era.

Listen to the album:

Tidal

Spotify

Ghost Brigade leaves behind an almost unheard legacy. They were never showcased on large world wide tours or gained much traction outside of their homeland of FInland. Blending the best things in melodeath, doom, sludge, and post metal, their sound was their own and would go on to influence many bands in the future




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