Record Review: The Hell You Say — ‘A Lifetime Chasing Ghosts’

On A Lifetime Chasing Ghosts, tracks such as “Cut in Half” and “Einhorn” underscore how adept the hardcore band is at balancing melody with intensity, never sacrificing one for the other. Where the drums are precise and often monolithic, the bass and guitar work is foreboding and growling, with guttural riffs that are unrelenting in their power. Singer Beenee Overstreet, a mainstay in the Louisville music scene, has a scream honed by experience that departs a deep and all-abiding rage throughout the entirety of the affair. This album is your anthem, your fight song to never let the bastards grind you down, and one that grabs you by the throat and never lets go. —Syd Bishop