GHOST

Heavy Metal / Hard Rock / Metal Related • Sweden
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Ghost is the name of an anonymous devil worshipping ministry, that in order to spread its unholy gospels and, furthermore, trick mankind into believing the end is ultimately a good thing, have decided to use the ever so popular rock music medium as a way to achieve their ends.

Standing motionless and anonymous beneath the painted faces, hoods and robes which their sect demand, the six nameless ghouls of Ghost deliver litanies of sexually pulsating heavy rock music and romantic lyrics, which glorify and glamorise the disgusting and sacrilegious, with the simple intention to communicate a message of pure evil via the most effective device they can find: Entertainment. This is Black Metal at its most original and deceiving; compositions such as “Ritual” and “Death Knell” majestically weave their melodic spell of evil through the senses until the listener finds themselves utterly possessed and open to any diabolical suggestion.

In May 2010,
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GHOST Opus Eponymous album cover 3.71 | 35 ratings
Opus Eponymous
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GHOST Infestissumam album cover 3.70 | 25 ratings
Infestissumam
Hard Rock 2013
GHOST Meliora album cover 4.13 | 15 ratings
Meliora
Heavy Metal 2015
GHOST Prequelle album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Prequelle
Heavy Metal 2018

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GHOST If You Have Ghost album cover 4.17 | 3 ratings
If You Have Ghost
Metal Related 2013
GHOST Popestar album cover 4.17 | 3 ratings
Popestar
Hard Rock 2016

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GHOST Demo 2010 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Demo 2010
Heavy Metal 2010

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4.25 | 2 ratings
Elizabeth
Heavy Metal 2010
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4.50 | 1 ratings
Secular Haze
Hard Rock 2012

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GHOST Meliora

Album · 2015 · Heavy Metal
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bartosso
Is this ABBA?

I know that my review titles tend to be goofy and rarely make much sense, but this time I'll sooner die than let this one be classified as such! Ghost is a Swedish metal band, their sound layered with catchy harmonies, somewhat symphonic in their sound and almost sickeningly melodic. And yet, while it could easily be tagged "pop metal", there's enough ambition, passion and skill poured into this music to make even an irredeemable snob like myself feel no shame in liking this band. Now, take a moment to cross off the word "metal" from the lines above and it could just as well be me talking about ABBA.

Jokes aside, though, what really makes Ghost stand out? After all, there are countless accessible metal bands out there that, while often popular, get little respect from the critics and other, well, people who just can't help spoiling everybody's fun. I believe the secret to Ghost's success lies in them striking a happy medium between being serious about their craft and yet very conscious of its context. Ghost manages to put up an amazing show fueled by their crazy, tongue-in-cheek, sacrilegious image and yet, charmingly unpretentious and cheesy as they are, there's a deeper purpose to all those fireworks. Regardless of whether you're willing to delve deeper into the concepts on display here or not, Meliora's overall sound benefits from this meta-approach. The sound is retro, polished but punchy, themes extremely catchy but often spiced up with some understated excursions into heavy, psych and symphonic prog territories. I, however, especially enjoyed the way Ghost shamelessly turns all the pomp up to eleven with theatrical arrangements reminiscent of The Scorpions, operatic choirs, flowery solos and... God, it's all just so freaking showy! But again, in a good way for the most part thanks to the underlying laid-back attitude the band has toward their art.

As far as mainstream heavy metal is concerned, it doesn't get much better than this. Meliora manages to strengthen all that made Ghost charming in the first place - stylistic diversity, vocal harmonies, pulp-gothic ambiance, solid, hook-based songwriting - and builds upon the concept of "Blue Öyster Cult meets Satan on a pride parade" with bricks made of bones and glitter. It's well-written, obscenely catchy and flows well from the beginning to the end. While it's not exactly my cup of tea, I can't help but enjoy the sound Ghost developed on this record. All in all, if you like old-school stuff in the vein of Kind Diamond or Mercyful Fate, give Meliora a go.

GHOST Infestissumam

Album · 2013 · Hard Rock
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UMUR
"Infestissumam" is the 2nd full-length studio album by Swedish heavy rock/metal act Ghost. The album was released through Loma Vista Recordings in April 2013. "Infestissumam" was recorded at Blackbird Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, and produced by prolific producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, Alice in Chains, Deftones...etc.). The location of the studio actually provided Ghost with recording issues as they needed a choir to record some of the sections on the album, but was turned down by every local choir or individual choir singer they approached, when they read the words (the occult nature of the lyrics) they had to sing. In the end the choir sections for the album had to be recorded in Hollywood.

Stylistically the music on "Infestissumam" contineus the occult themed heavy rock/metal that was initiated on "Opus Eponymous (2010)". According to a hoax story the band have fabricated lead vocalist Papa Emeritus has been replaced by Papa Emeritus II but it´s apparent from the get go, that we´re dealing with the same singer. His voice isn´t the most powerful or distinct sounding, but he is backed up by choirs and backing vocals, which help make his performance of the melodic vocal lines acceptable. The basis in the instrumental part of the music is still heavily influenced by late 60s/early 70s occult themed heavy rock/metal with dominant use of organ/keyboards and choirs, simple hard rocking riffs, and a solid rhythm section. It´s generally not very heavy and at times even mainstream oriented, but that´s also partially due to the organic sound production where the guitars are put in the back of the mix.

The material are generally well crafted and relatively adventurous. It´s not complex by any means, but the band do try out a few new things compared to what they did on "Opus Eponymous (2010)". The sound of the two albums are overall pretty similar though. "Infestissumam" is probably the perfect sophomore release to fans of the band (enough development to not be a clone of the debut, but not so much that the music isn´t unmistakably the sound of Ghost), and Ghost are by now also a both distinct sounding and easily recognisable visual act. A 3.5 star (70%) rating is deserved.

GHOST Meliora

Album · 2015 · Heavy Metal
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dtguitarfan
The first time I heard this group, I was mildly amused. But when I heard Meliora, I found it so catchy that I had to listen again...and again...and again. This one slowly rose in my 2015 list. I'd describe the style as spooky sounding retro metal - really sounds like a blast from the past! It's like Black Sabbath mixed with Scooby Doo and church music! There are some really catchy songs on here too. And it's gotten better with successive listens.

On the surface, one might criticize the group for being antagonistic towards religion - but when you delve into the lyrics and consider the metaphors, you find that there are deeper meanings. For example, "Mummy Dust" has been introduced by the band at live gigs as being about a deity that every audience member knows - the lyrics go:

I was carried on a wolf's back To corrupt humanity I will pummel it with opulence With corpulence and greed In God you trust My mummy dust

The deity in question is money - so this song functions as a critique of society's chasing after more more more as a way to hide from our own emptiness. This striving is "mummy dust" - another way of saying "snake's oil", or a fake remedy for our problems. The genius of the band is that their metaphorical satire is often seen only at a surface level and misunderstood - just as fundamentalists do with their own religions. Brilliant stuff.

GHOST Opus Eponymous

Album · 2010 · Heavy Metal
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"Opus Eponymous" is the debut full-length studio album by Swedish heavy rock/metal act Ghost. The album was released though Rise Above Records in Europe in October 2010 and through Metal Blade Records in the US in January 2011. Ghost has been one of the most talked about acts in the last couple of years. Mostly because of their image and theatrical appearance, wearing hoods and masks (and not revealing their real names), but also because of their satanic/occult lyrics. The whole occult secrecy thing has definitely worked in the band´s favour, and they´ve experienced a lot of success in both Europe and in the US.

The music on the album is maybe a bit surprisingly a pretty soft type heavy rock/metal, greatly influenced by acts like Coven, Black Widow, Uriah Heep, Blue Oyster Cult (all 70s hard/heavy rock acts) and when they are most heavy Mercyful Fate. The "regular" rock instrumentation of guitar, bass and drums are supplemented by an omnipresent organ. Lead vocalist Papa Emeritus doesn´t possess the most powerful or distinct voice in the world, but the use of choirs and harmony vocals help elevate that part of the music to a higher level, than what I initially expected after listening to his voice the first time.

The 9 tracks on the 34:35 minutes long album are generally very simple vers/chorus compositions, with sing along choruses that work well for the most part. It´s only the short intro track "Deus Culpa" and the outro track "Genesis", which are both instrumentals, that doesn´t fit that description of the music.

Although "Opus Eponymous" might not be the most original sounding album, and Ghost use image and lyrical antics that quite a few artists have done before them, the album still comes off as a quality release with solid musicianship, a warm and organic sound production, and well written material. The music could have been structurally slightly more adventurous (although the band do spice things up with the occasional bridge or inserted section) but if you can appreciate easily accessible heavy rock/metal with instantly recognisable choruses "Opus Eponymous" delivers just that. A 3.5 star (70%) rating is deserved.

GHOST Infestissumam

Album · 2013 · Hard Rock
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Stephen
With 'Infestissummam', GHOST was condemned with the sophomore curse. New singer sounds identical but with less-heavy, more psychedelic and symphonic touch to their heavy metal, GHOST failed to deliver hard-hittin' anthemic track like the last time, and surprisingly, the two singles unleashed were terribly average, if not weak, and even Lucifer himself might be embarassed to sing along to that. 'Jigolo Har Megiddo' though, comprised with a good melody, and 'Ghuleh / Zombie Queen' weirdly attracted me but sadly it's way too long.

'Body And Blood' sounds cheesy but it's strangely better than the single 'Secular Haze' or 'Idolatrine'. 'Depth of Satan's Eyes', now this one is good. Melodic and infectious, although 7 minutes might be threatening because it's still a great song if it's only 3 minutes. The haunting midtempo of 'Monstrance Clock' is clearly the best track here, I don't understand why didn't they pick this up as the leading single.

Production is somewhat okay, never really admired the musicianship - I guess they're just a bunch of average artists and replay value definitely lower than the debut. It's definitely an overrated album and they need to come up with something better next time.

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