Ghost Lights - Renaissance 2.0 - Album Review - Dark Trapcore from Lucerne, Switzerland

Ghost Lights - Renaissance 2.0 - Album Review - Dark Trapcore from Lucerne, Switzerland
Ghost Lights - Renaissance 2.0 - Album Review - Dark Trapcore from Lucerne, Switzerland

Today, we delve into the world of Ghost Lights, a promising dark trapcore band hailing from Lucerne, Switzerland. Their third studio album, "Renaissance 2.0," captivates listeners with its unique blend of genres.

Ghost Lights - Nihilist (Official Video). Produced by Knockout Studios. Camera/DOP: Esra Tas. Video by Ghost Lights/GXSTL1T

Ghost Lights emerged on my radar approximately two years ago, and their professionalism and unwavering dedication immediately set them apart. As I have mentioned before, determination and commitment are vital factors for success in today's music industry, and Ghost Lights exemplify these qualities. Their journey began in 2015 with a full-length metalcore album, and since then, they have embarked on a remarkable creative path. In just two years, they have released five powerful albums, reshaped their lineup with the addition of a vocalist who brought a fresh perspective to their musical direction, and continuously pushed the boundaries of their artistry.

Ghost Lights' music is primarily characterized by an intriguing fusion of metal and electronic elements. Their songs possess an addictive and stimulating quality that often brings to mind bands like Linkin Park, Rage Against the Machine, Rammstein, and the legendary Prodigy. The compositions effortlessly create a captivating and immersive experience, leaving a lasting impression on the listener. Although this particular style may not be my personal favorite, I deeply admire this collective for several reasons and find their career trajectory highly inspiring.

Successful artists and bands invariably possess a unique and authentic quality that sets them apart from the crowd, ensuring their enduring legacy. Ghost Lights, too, exhibit such characteristics in their artistry. These Swiss gentlemen are exceptionally talented across various domains. Their visual aesthetics and music videos transport viewers to a different dimension, embodying their commitment to creativity and productivity. They are among the few bands who consistently deliver a prolific output, impressing me beyond measure. After immersing myself in their extensive online collection, I now recognize their distinct concept in related works—an indication of their unique brand and originality. They seamlessly blend visuals and music, crafting a stylish and cohesive artistic experience.

Ghost Lights, Nihilist band art

Ghost Lights consistently channel a spirit of protest and unorthodoxy, making them true artists who fearlessly convey the truth at any cost. Their music and visuals possess an enduring quality that will leave an indelible mark. In my opinion, having a discerning eye is paramount in any form of art. Bands that release four albums in a year deserve utmost respect, as their tenacity and output are truly commendable.

Technically, "Renaissance 2.0" maintains top-class standards in every aspect. The album exudes a moody and atmospheric ambiance from start to finish. The production is exceptionally clean, clear, well-balanced, polished, engineered, mixed, and mastered. The energy level ebbs and flows, never losing its excitement and freshness. Whether they handled production themselves or collaborated with professionals, the outcome is nothing short of phenomenal. Upon closer listening, one can discern the intricate details meticulously woven into each track. Producing this genre of music poses greater challenges than mixing a standard rock album. I extend my congratulations to the musicians, sound engineers, instrument technicians, additional contributors, and every soul involved in the creation of this remarkable album. The job they have accomplished is truly exceptional.

Considering all these aspects, I am an ardent admirer of Ghost Lights and their artistic endeavors. They possess an authentic approach to music, coupled with great potential, professionalism, determination, creativity, and work ethics—essential qualities for success in the music industry. "Renaissance 2.0" is an album that will undoubtedly make Ghost Lights proud for years to come.

Please explore the links below to discover more about the band, follow them on social media, and subscribe to their channels. This way, you can support Ghost Lights and stay updated on their upcoming releases.

Ghost Lights - Grenouille (18+) (Music Video). Produced by Knockout Studios. Video by Ghost Lights. Model: Lady Jane Van Dark. Make-Up: RosesDiary. Special Thanks to Lady Jane, Soraya (RosesDiary) & Alex Prey & thanks to Cedi for the walkman.

In conclusion, we, the Metalhead Community Team, wholeheartedly congratulate Ghost Lights for their remarkable achievement on "Renaissance 2.0." We wish them continued success in their future endeavors. Thank you for reading.

Ghost Lights - Renaissance 2.0 (2019) album front cover artwork. Art Credit: Unknown


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Ghost Lights - Candyman. Produced by Knockout Studios. Scenes from the 1992 slasher Movie 'Candyman' based on the short story THE FORBIDDEN by Clive Barker.

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