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Ghost

Discussion in 'Music Discussion' started by ClairvoyantKiller, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. Used the search tool and didn't find this band having a thread here so why not. If you're a Ghost fan and want to discuss it here, then here's your thread.

    Or if you want to discover the band, look to the album Meliora.
     
  2. Welsh Phantom

    Welsh Phantom Educated Fool

    One of the few more recent bands that have got me hooked. Great debut, and refreshingly raw sound. The 2nd album has better songs, but too polished production and over compression.

    The 3rd album is a great blend of the first 2 albums. Despite the theatrics, Ghost are a pretty interesting band.

    Even the artwork is great. I love the simple artwork of the debut....so effective!
     
  3. Collin

    Collin Jambi

    I don't know much about them other than what I've seen from their live performances. I heard From the Pinnacle to the Pit yesterday on the radio and it sounded pretty cool
     
  4. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    New EP coming out Friday ...

     
  5. Poto

    Poto Educated Fool

    Saw them in Oslo when they warmed up for Maiden. Not my cup of tea, and weird to see a vocalist so laidback on stage. The polar opposite of Bruce Dickinson.
     
  6. soundwave

    soundwave Educated Fool

    I didn't know what to make of them at first, but now I enjoy them. That low-fi Blue Oyster Cult 70s rock sound is refreshing to me.
     
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  7. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    Yeah, I like them .. they do their own thing and have a reasonably unique sound. Good hooks in their songs as well. I did not really get into them until Meloria came out last year .. a friend suggested I give it a spin and I was hooked.
     
  8. UpTheIrons

    UpTheIrons Educated Fool

    Got into Ghost after seeing them at Sonisphere in 2014, I bought Meliora when it came out last year and really loved it.

    I just listened to the new song off the upcoming EP (Square Hammer), I think it's great - looking forward to hearing the rest.
     
  9. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Square Hammer is probably the catchiest song of 2016.
     
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  10. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    No doubt, the chorus really sticks with you
     
  11. Its gotten first place on many top 100 lists for metal
     
  12. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

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  13. terrell39

    terrell39 Ancient Mariner

  14. soundwave

    soundwave Educated Fool

    Gotta love Kerry...I know he meant no harm in the comments, but he's always stepping in it. Always. With seemingly every rock/metal band.
     
  15. Natalie

    Natalie Insect of Terror Staff Member

  16. Natalie

    Natalie Insect of Terror Staff Member

    This band is a great listen. I was very sceptical when I first listened to them just because of the whole theatrics business but I was very pleasantly surprised by the music. It's a very interesting sound, someone here mentioned Blue Oyster Cult and I gotta agree...mix in some early Deep Purple, the occasional Black Sabbath riff, and then something of their own and that's maybe how I'd describe the sound. Definitely a band I can get excited about and it might be interesting to see them live although from what I can tell they're more about the atmosphere and vibe than raw energy...which could work pretty well. As for their image, it amuses me that they go for the anti-Pope business when as far as I can tell it's a Swedish band with a bunch of non-Catholics in it. It's the kind of thing I'd find irritating if the music wasn't as good as it is (it's almost too easy somehow). But they're consistent with it too, both in lyrics and in instrumentation (a lot of synth that resembles church organs)...and in imagery (they have pretty sweet album covers).

    As far as albums go, I've enjoyed Meliora most. Favorites off of that album: Spirit, From the Pinnacle to the Pit, He Is (catchy as hell), and Deus in Absentia.
    Other songs I like are Square Hammer (again, super catchy), Ghuleh/Zombie Queen, Monstrance Clock, Genesis (instrumental!).

    So yes, please more albums!
     
  17. TFF 01

    TFF 01 Trooper

    That sounds amazing. Where did you hear him say this?
     
  18. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    It's clearly a way to a) arrange the band around whatever session musicians are available, rather than requiring one particular group of gents/ladies to work together on albums, and b) stir up free press. But Papa is badass and I want to make a Papa Emeritus costume for Halloween.
     
  19. cdm613

    cdm613 Invader

    Anybody else following the drama?
    Was really hoping it was just an elaborate way to kill off Papa III before Papa IV was unveiled... but... no.
    Looks like a heavy case of lead singer syndrome.
    Makes you wonder if Tobias will even be able to legally use the name Ghost when the Maiden tour hits the states this Summer.
     
  20. soundwave

    soundwave Educated Fool

    It's really the last thing the band needs especially as they have built up quite a bit of momentum with the grammy win last year, mainstream rock radio visibility, and the pending Maiden tour. Having accounting/contractual disputes this late in the game is pretty telling as to the lack of business acumen on all sides.
     
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