Promethium – Bleeding The Ghost
Bleeding The Ghost
Load 4 Records
- BLEEDING THE GHOST
- MURDER SHE WROTE
- HEALING YOUR SIN
- KNIVES OUT
- MY FATE
James Candlin – Vocals
Daniel Lovett-Horn – Guitars
Andy Howarth – Guitars
Gentle Ben – Bass
Stu Gordon – Drums
The stunning fifth album by Lancaster 5 piece Promethium, landed on my mat this morning. To say I was excited to hear this was a huge understatement. The line-up has changed quite a bit since their last release so I was quite eager to hear how the new boys sounded.
‘Bleeding The Ghost’ opens with a classic rock instrumental in the form of ‘Goat’. Quite a gentle opening with a heavier ending introducing the new dawn of this great band. Title track ‘Bleeding The Gost’ follows and immediately the impressive James Candlin makes his mark. The new vocalist fitting in quite nicely. ‘Priest’ thunders in leaving no doubt that Prometheum are here to attack your senses with their solid rock anthems.
Next up is a song all about Jassica Fletcher and her adventures in Cabot Cove, ‘Murder She Wrote’. Okay, you may want fuck all to do with any cringey TV show, but it has a catchy chorus and a stunning guitar solo by new guy Andy Howarth and a nice twist on the story of this piece of US Crime Drama. Head shakingly heavy, ‘Healing Your Sin’ is one of the many highlights on the album for me. It just gets me, it’s a stunning track, very heavy and a great melody.
‘Knives Out’ is heavy as fuck, great guitar work from Daniel Lovett-Horn and Andy Howarth, a superb bit of bass from Gentle Ben and solid drumming from Stu Gordon. ‘Manhattan’, shines a light on the more serious side to Promethium, this slow tempo number, delivers in so many ways. Great lyrics, stunning solos and a real anthem like feel to it. Smacking you in the face like a barrage from a Mexican title holder, comes ‘Catfish’ This is a heavy, ferocious number, highlighting the power and sheer guts that are in Promethium’s locker.
The evil sounding ‘Snakebite’ brings a new level of power to the listener. I can imagine screaming “SNAKEBITE! SNAKEBITE!” back at the boys at a gig soon.
‘My Fate’ closes the album, piano and strings…yes I said strings introduce this final track and what a track it is. ‘My Fate’ is the real stand-out track on the album. It has depth, hits hard in places, swirls and sways and is a bloody brilliant piece of music. What a way to end an album. I love the blend of heaviness with the addition of the strings, it really works. Hats off to you guys.
So, the album is solid, the new guys are blending well and future looks very positive in the Promethium world. I highly reccommend this album to any metal heads out there. Get your copy from the band NOW!!!
Thanks to ‘Bleeding The Ghost’, my neighbours now listen to Promethium, they may not realise it, but by Christ they’d better get used to it.
pete devine Aug 2023
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