Insectghost
The Depressed Poltergeist
(2019)
Crank this to 7.4 of 11
Genre:
Dark ambiance
Sounds Like:
Northaunt, Endura, Fudge Tunnel
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Finland’s newer ominous underground label Järvenpäätön appears to be feeling its way thru very dark exploratory tunnels and production. We stumbled upon Insectghost from their page that features some very dark ambient landscapes. The genre is certainly not one we cover frequently nor due we profess to have a strong pulse on the market. That being said, The Depressed Poltergeist is quite intriguing blending funeral noise, doom and bizarre subtle sampling. While we can’t put a direct finger on it, an ambient album must have substance for us to listen to within a full sitting. Throughout the four tracks we hear subtle undercurrents that might be festering Fudge Tunnel accompaniment. Overall the album flows well and really takes you out into a dark zone. 

Track Listing: 
1. The Insect Nest Souls (7:10) 
2. The Spider Suicide (5:03) 
3. Dead Bee Remains (6:23) 
4. The Depressed Poltergeist (10:46) 

Standout Track: 
The Spider Suicide delivers a great creeping undercurrent that morphs into wild high-range fretwork with some great fuzz. Definitely a very high moment for the album. 

Alcohol Pairing:
Take 3 shots of a Finlandia Red Drop before popping ‘The Depressed Poltergeist’ on. Will be a unique experience. An easy delicious vodka shot using Finlandia raspberry vodka. 

75 OZ Finlandia Raspberry flavored Vodka
75 OZ Cranberry Juice
Line Wedge
Sugar

ROTATION RECAP: 
Captivation and Variety 
7.1 out of 11 

Weight of the Heavy 
8.2 out of 11 

Fretwork Prowess 
7.2 out of 11 

Bass Undercurrent 
6.7 out of 11 

Originality 
8.3 out of 11 

Overall Album Flow 
7.5 out of 11 

Contrast 
6.8 out of 11 

Album Cover Aesthetics   
6.8 out of 11 

Production Value 
7.1 out of 11 

Final Thoughts: 
Exploring the heavy entails some cool tangents. This is certainly one of them. A dark escape that will add some intriguing diversity to your collection. Insectghost is worth your time and a few rotations to get comfortable.

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