The sickest metal track to hit the airwaves this week is “Ghost Town” by Charred Walls of the Damned. The band features the vocals of the legendary Tim “Ripper” Owens and the blistering drums of Howard Stern Show personality Richard Christy.
Owens always delivers to an astronomical level, but one would think Christy would have lost some thunder, or at least be rusty, after spending recent years acting like a complete jack ass for the Stern Show.
Christy’s drumming is phenomenal between his double bass technique, exciting rhythm changes, and heavy ass breakdowns (2:25). In fact, Christy is the back bone and the main reason “Ghost Town” is awesome.
Death metal producer Jason Suecof provides the shred work utilizing guitar harmonies and rapid-fire licks that you would expect from John Petrucci.
Honestly, this song took me by complete surprise this week. Perhaps my expectations were too low or I have been starving for some great new metal; anyways, I am officially looking forward to the full self-titled album from Metal Blade Records in February –Meds
Charred Walls of the Damned is Tim “Ripper” Owens (Vocals), Jason Suecof (Guitars), Steve Digiorgio (Bass), & Richard Christy (Drums).