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The Ghost Inside

In a recent YouTube interview, the members of the Ghost Inside talk about how saturated the metal-core scene is right now, and that's no exaggeration. Hell, this bill co-stars three other genre practitioners, each of whom try to set themselves apart using different methods. For example, England's Bring Me the Horizon released a new disc featuring a cover shot of a hot girl holding a pile of bloody entrails; Wisconsin's Misery Signals found a new singer by posting an instrumental on MySpace and asking site visitors to sing over it and send it back by e-mail; and Confide is Christian, which isn't unique, but close enough. And the Insiders? Well, they've made a pretty decent album, Fury and the Fallen Ones, whose best songs, such as "Shiner," mate the usual caterwauling angst with better-than-average hooks. Will that be enough to help them rise above the competition? Hard to say. But at least they're not stuck carrying around entrails.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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