ELECTRIC BOYS – The Ghost Ward Diaries

ELECTRIC BOYS - The Ghost Ward Diaries
  • 8/10
    ELECTRIC BOYS - The Ghost Ward Diaries - 8/10


Mighty Music
Release date: November 23, 2018

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9.5/10 (1 vote)

The Ghost Ward Diaries from Sweden’s Electric Boys opens up with “Hangover In Hannover”, a hard charging rocker warning of the evils of alcohol (ha), instantly calling to mind kindred spirits Junkyard in subject matter and tone (check the riff and then listen to Junkyard’s “Staredown”). The song, with its catchy sing-along chorus and no quarter attitude is a great intro to Electric Boys’ confident brand of sleazy Hard Rock. But while that sound is their lead punch, they keep things interesting by incorporating other styles and flavors. “Knocked Out By Tyson” has a bit of a funky groove to go along with a riff that hits as hard as Iron Mike, adding a female voice to the chorus to cushion the blow just enough. “One Of The Fallen Angels” ends with an effectively ominous, almost Western-sounding instrumental break paired with a spectral choir that conjures a vision of one of the titular angels on his or her way down.

Repurposed riffs or not, The Ghost Ward Diaries is one of the strongest releases in the growing Electric Boys catalogue; there’s a real sense of fun pervading every track, from the rollicking instrumental “Swampmotofrog” to the cheeky “First The Money, Then The Honey” and everything in between. This is one of those albums you’ll want to blast as soon as you get out of work on a Friday night, one that will put you in the right mental headspace all through the weekend.

It might be good enough to get you halfway through a crap Monday, even.



  • Daniel Waters

    Daniel was a reviewer here at Metal Express Radio. Iron Maiden’s Piece Of Mind wasn’t the first Metal album he owned, but it was the one that lifted the lid off his soul when he received the record as a gift on his 15th birthday. He's been a Metal fan ever since. He's probably best known as the author of various Young Adult novels such as the Generation Dead series and the ghost story Break My Heart 1,000 Times, now also a major motion picture entitled I Still See You, starring Bella Thorne. Writing and music, especially Heavy Metal music, has always been inextricably linked in his mind and career. His first paid gig doing any type of writing was for Cemetery Dance, where he wrote a horror-themed music column called Dead Beats, and when he was writing the first Generation Dead novel he had a ritual where he started his writing day with a Metal playlist that kicked off with “Crushing Belial” by Shadows Fall.

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