Ghost Machine is a new industry metal band feat. Ivan Ghost - Vocals (Motograter), John Stevens - Guitar (The Clay People), Chris Binns - Drums (Motograter), Brett Davis - Electronics and Mike McLaughlin - Bass. "Hypersensitive" is a dark album heavily influenced by bands such as Nine Inch Nails, Tool, The Cure and Ministry - it?s more melodic than Ivan?s previous band Motograter but I don?t think the production from Pete Murray (Lo-Pro) takes the music to it?s rightfully level. It?s just ain?t heavy enough and the second half of the album ain?t as strong as the first half but there are a couple of good songs on it like the sci-fi horror soundtrack mood of "God forbid" and the opener "Headstone" that keeps growing on me. I guess the more traditional numetal of "What you made me" could actually work on radio with a better mix and if you?re a friend of psychedelic metal - the songs "Siesta Loca" and "L.S.H.F" will do just fine in your stereo. The preacher metal of "Rock in Roll" is awful and the grunge ballad "Burning bridges" cannot even be used as a bonus track on a cd single, boring. OK piece of work!
Mike, you?re right - the review was for the independent release from 2005 so I changed the label and year info.
How did you review this? The album comes out Nov 21, and the album has nine new tracks that weren?t featured on the self titled, self released disc they put out in 2005. And Ghost Machine is more prog rock/experimental rock than metal and especially industrial metal.