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Release date: 18 October 2010
Style: Heavy metal, Psychedelic rock


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Papa Emeritus - vocals
Nameless Ghoul (V) - keyboards
Nameless Ghoul (I) - guitars
Nameless Ghoul (II) - guitars
Nameless Ghoul (IV) - drums
Nameless Ghoul (III) - bass

Additional info
Recorded at Manfire Recordings and White Light Studio.
Mixed and mastered at Orgone Mastering.
Design by Trident Arts.

Also released as a Die Hard black vinyl edition limited to 300 copies with gate-fold sleeve in slipcase, A1 poster and embroidered patch, shrink-wrapped and also released on Icarus Music on May 08, 2012.

Staff review by

The album art to this release does a pretty decent job at grabbing your attention and teasing you with what is to come. The cover, featuring an evil, blue skeletal ghost necro-pope looming massively over a large, creepy mansion, is an homage to Salem's Lot.

Stylistically it could best be described as a homage to the late 60's proto-metal "evil" psychedelic rock bands crossbred with evil early 80's bands. Think Mercyful Oyster Sabbath. Largely catchy retro-psychedelic rock based with the occasional foray into post-Priest metal riffing patterns. Aside from the guitars, groovy bass, and drums there is also an organ that helps with intros and permeates the songs, providing the tracks with a cloaking, sinister fog. The vocals are clean and sung. No shouting, nor growling, or King Diamond falsetto… they're a bit iffy, but clean and catchy enough that they wouldn't seem out of place on your local classic rock station.

published 28.02.2011 | Comments (17)

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Ghost are a young band from Stockholm, Sweden formed merely three years ago. I think it won't hurt their feelings to say that they are a part of the let's-go-back-to-the-70s-hard-rock movement. I'm sure that the vast majority of you have heard of these lads before and are wondering about what it is that makes Ghost different, or maybe even better, than The Devil's Blood, Graveyard or In Solitude?

published 07.11.2011 | Comments (13)

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Jaeryd - 01.11.2016 at 18:31  
Rating: 8 This is a fun album, but it would be better if the filler tracks didn't kill the momentum the other tracks gained for it.

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