Ghoul are a band from Oakland, California that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of punk, thrash, death metal and grindcore and this is a review of their 2014 ep "Hang Ten" which was released by Tankcrimes.
Motercycle sounds start off the ep before going into a fast and melodic punk/thrash direction along with some powerful bass lines and a few seconds later hard rock style solos and leads become a part of the recording.
On the following punkabilly style vocals are added into the music along with some death metal girls and yells and the recording mixes the heavier stuff with the rock'n'roll elements and after awhile spoken words are added into certain sections of the recording and the following tracks are mostly instrumental while spoken words do return in certain sections of the recording.
With this ep Ghoul keep around their thrash, death metal and grindcore elements while also adding in more rockabilly, surf music, and melody along with a great amount of instrumental work and a very professional sounding production and the song lyrics and themes on the ep that cover a struggle between two dangerous biker gangs.
In ym opinion this is another great sounding recording from Ghoul and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Kreeg" and "Hang Ten". 8 out of 10.