225: GHØSTKID

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.