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Monday, April 29, 2013

GHOST / Infestissumam [2013]

Swedish hard rock outfit Ghost's first album, Opus Eponymous, was a tight little package of simple and melodic Satan worshipping rock songs.
Taking after Black Sabbath and Mercyful Fate, the band wasn't technically very good but they knew how to whip out some great simple songs which all changes on 2013's Infestissumam.  The band decided to experiment with different styles and sounds, most of which are interesting ideas but are sloppily executed.  It's almost as if they bit off more than they can chew, resulting in a bit of an unfocused mess.  It's still a very enjoyable album and with a little more work on refining it, it might have been just as good as the first.

3 nameless ghouls and a priest out of 5

Songs Of Note: Secular HazeIdolatrine


Dr Faustus said...

You're not the first person I've seen mention Mercyful Fate when referring to these guys (I love Fate). That alone got me intrigued.
I heard some of it a while back at a friend's house. I left disappointed.
I went home and listened to Melissa.

cuckoo77 said...

"I heard some of it a while back at a friend's house. I left disappointed."

:rofldata: :rofldata:

I like to imagine your friend putting it on and after as soon as the album is done, you look at him without a lick of emotion in your face, stand up and walk out the door without a word.