When Sebastian Biesler left German metalcore act, Eskimo Callboy, to start his solo project, most would’ve expected the same electronicore madness his previous band was known for. Surprisingly, Ghøstkid is a more serious, progressive, genre-melding take on metalcore.
There are frantic screams, delicate cleans, huge guitars, and some great hooks. There are touches of industrial rock and what seems like some later era-BMTH influence – and that works really well in this context. And through it all, Ghøstkid remains nice and heavy.
Across just the one album, Biesler’s vocal versatility is on full display – rapping, screaming, whispering, cleans, are all in top form. The eclectic debut also brings some great guest appearances, with a feature from Heaven Shall Burn’s Marcus Bischoff being a standout.
In stepping away from a full band, Biesler has crafted something far more unique and complex. Ghøstkid is a nu-metalcore chameleon calling upon influences from varied genres and creating something truly unique.