Ghoul. Who are they? What are they? Why are they? What can we do about them?
They…it…are…is… a travelling metal sideshow. And like a sideshow the performers come and go, the quality depends on how much you are willing to invest as an audience, and the results are not to be taken seriously. What you can depend on is that it will be freaky. And in the case of Ghoul, it will be heavy.
When you see the current members you might make a few assumptions. This record is going to be splattergrindy. It’s going to be blast beaty. It’s going to be fast and snorty and screamy. What you may not assume, though, is that it is as much homage to the best years of thrash metal as it is a contemporary take on extreme metal. Or, as a matter of fact, just how much fun this thing is going to be.
But fun it is. It is a splatterthrash opera about a dystopian genocidal megalomaniac and it plays it both for laughs and lashings of the old ultraviolent, if I may quote Clockwork Orange. What it is not is b