The Ghost You Gave To Me
Style: Progressive Rock
Release date: 10 October, 2011
Playing time: 54:51

Is "The Ghost You Gave To Me" the album that will help 3 break down the barriers that have surrounded them for so long?

3 has had a cult status among metal fans since their brilliant "The End Is Begun" from 2007 even though their wingspan goes wide and far beyond the boarders of metal, actually the metal influences are few and far between on this album, but do occasionally rear its ugly head: just take a listen to the groove monster "Numbers".

The acoustic piece "Sirenum Scopuli" kicks off another excellent sonic journey into the musical landscape called 3, it grabs you instantly and keep your attention for more than 50 minutes. The star of the show is clearly the versatile and diverse vocals of Joey Eppard; his high pitched pipes really brings this album to life and elevates it into the stratosphere; a man amongst boys.

I have probably heard "The Ghost You Gave To Me" twenty times by now and continues to be amazed by it's diversity and depth; I am discovering the finer print and all of the album's finer details and subtle complexities as I go along.

The song is the star of the show, each song is well throughout and played and at no point do they let the technical side of things take over. The technical level is very high but the prowess is on display without sacrificing the song! The songs are melodic, hook-laden, catchy and packed with wonderful harmonies. To round this brilliant album up is a lights out production that has the right emphasis on the instrumentation on "The Ghost You Gave To Me".

So to answer my own opening question - yes, this should be the album that put this band on the map worldwide, not just in the metal community!


01. Sirenum Scopuli (1:10)
02. React (4:11)
03. Sparrow (4:04)
04. High Times (4:37)
05. Numbers (4:39)
06. One With the Sun (6:08)
07. The Ghost You Gave to Me (3:56)
08. Pretty (4:51)
09. Afterglow (4:10)
10. It's Alive (3:51)
11. Only Child (7:18)
12. The Barrier (5:27)

Label: Metal Blade Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 80/100
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: 6 October, 2011
Website: www.theband3.com