By Amy Schakel
3 1/2 stars
Slow to begin is the new album by collective rock group Ghost in the Machine called Above Suspicion. The first track, “Titans” has really heavy rock guitar riffs and a breathy voice and simple, repetitive lyrics. It sounds pieced together like they all want to rock but haven’t quite gotten used to what they’re doing. Once you get into it though their music really picks up, like they start feeling more comfortable with what they’re creating. Bringing in different artists, from local and around the world, brings the songs together and really rounds them out. At the fourth track, “Tresspass” things start picking up more as they throw a verse of rap at you making it more dynamic and interesting. Overall, it isn’t a bad album to listen to. It’s a good rock album but there is definitely room for improvement. As they grow, their music is sure to grow as well.