Ghost - Infestissumam


8 | 519 votes |
Release date: 16 April 2013
Style: Heavy metal, Psychedelic rock

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01. Infestissumam
02. Per Aspera Ad Inferi
03. Secular Haze
04. Jigolo Har Megiddo
05. Ghuleh / Zombie Queen
06. Year Zero
07. Body And Blood
08. Idolatrine
09. Depth Of Satan's Eyes
10. Monstrance Clock
11. La Mantra Mori [deluxe edition bonus]
12. I'm A Marrionette [ABBA cover] [deluxe edition bonus]

Line-up
Papa Emeritus II - vocals
Nameless Ghoul (Air) - keyboards
Nameless Ghoul (Omega) - guitars
Nameless Ghoul (Alpha) - guitars
Nameless Ghoul (Earth) - drums
Nameless Ghoul (Water) - bass

Guest musicians
David Silverman - organ
Dave Grohl - drums, guitars

Additional info
Choir performed by the St. Trident Tenors Of Tinseltown conducted by David Richard Campbell.

Staff review by
R'Vannith
Rating:
7.8
Who are Ghost B.C. and what makes their music so appealing? To be honest, when I heard their debut album I didn't think much of these questions. All I thought was that the dark aura of Mercyful Fate around their thinly concealed heart nabbed from Blue Oyster Cult tunes like "Nosferatu" was decades too late. Listening now to their second effort Infestissumam is like having a conversation with the misunderstood Casper the friendly ghost, if he were the head of a Satanic cult. Their sound is actually readily accessible, as it turns out, and completely inoffensive, if you aren't deterred by the devil fixation.

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published 02.08.2013 | Comments (14)

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20.04.2013 - 14:26
Rating: 6
Draugen
Written by moe5512 on 17.04.2013 at 21:55

Great album, maybe not as "black" as the debut but still as great


Black? Since when have Ghost had anything to do with black metal which I assume is what you're getting at?

Anyway, this album is unfortunately really bland with the only stand out song being "Year Zero".
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20.04.2013 - 14:48
moe5512
Written by Draugen on 20.04.2013 at 14:26

Black? Since when have Ghost had anything to do with black metal which I assume is what you're getting at?

Anyway, this album is unfortunately really bland with the only stand out song being "Year Zero".

ok, genre nazi, I call it black because the last album was darker. And dude, lyrically they are quite black
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20.04.2013 - 14:52
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Draugen on 20.04.2013 at 14:26


Black? Since when have Ghost had anything to do with black metal which I assume is what you're getting at?

Anyway, this album is unfortunately really bland with the only stand out song being "Year Zero".

I think he probably means black in the way Mercyful Fate are "black" metal, concerning the theme and lyrics.
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20.04.2013 - 18:01
Rating: 8
MetrockickA
Written by yearofzero on 20.04.2013 at 16:25

Yeah this album is really lyrics.
better than the last one.is holy

what do you mean "is Really Lyrics"?!
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23.04.2013 - 13:51
Rating: 7
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
I think this is a bit more diverse than their first album. Some really interesting songs here, especially "Ghuleh / Zombie Queen" which is very much a song of two halves. Love "Secular Haze" and "Year Zero".
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24.04.2013 - 14:01
Rating: 7
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Also wanted to say that the vocals are pretty cool on this album. Love the whispered stuff on "Secular Haze" and the "Ghuleh / Zombie Queen" song. And the funny accent on the chorus of "Year Zero" and the "his eyes are like a VORTEX" bridge part of the song "Depth of Satan's Eyes". Is this Papa Emeritus II a new singer or the same as the first album? I can't tell, to be honest.
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24.04.2013 - 14:03
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Ace Frawley on 24.04.2013 at 14:01

Is this Papa Emeritus II a new singer or the same as the first album? I can't tell, to be honest.


it's the same guy. Mary Goore from Repugnant.
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Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
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24.04.2013 - 14:04
Rating: 7
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 24.04.2013 at 14:03

Written by Ace Frawley on 24.04.2013 at 14:01

Is this Papa Emeritus II a new singer or the same as the first album? I can't tell, to be honest.


it's the same guy. Mary Goore from Repugnant.


hehe, thanks but hey, I don't want to know who it really is. I like the mystery.
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28.04.2013 - 23:40
Rating: 7
sbgmetal
I knew ppl would have this reaction... personally i think its better but then again both albums are average to me
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28.04.2013 - 23:43
Rating: 7
sbgmetal
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 24.04.2013 at 14:03

Written by Ace Frawley on 24.04.2013 at 14:01

Is this Papa Emeritus II a new singer or the same as the first album? I can't tell, to be honest.


it's the same guy. Mary Goore from Repugnant.


why bother making him the second then??
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29.04.2013 - 06:33
Rating: 7
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Written by sbgmetal on 28.04.2013 at 23:43

why bother making him the second then??


Just another bizarre add to the living show this band is. Plus, people like us discuss about these things and it gets them publicity.
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02.05.2013 - 03:54
Mattybu
I was listening to a couple tracks of this today on youtube and it would seem that after what is undoubtedly one of the greatest metal (if not music) albums of all time Ghost have sort of dropped the ball.

fuck B.C. fuck that fucking shit its a tragedy that that shit has to be on the album artwork. which other than the awesome deluxe version cover is also a disappointment.
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05.05.2013 - 18:25
Rating: 7
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Instantly loved the drumming on the Abba cover "I'm a Marionette" and then read it was Dave Grohl. Of course it is. The guy is a great drummer and proves it again.
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06.05.2013 - 03:05
Rating: 9
AtrumHiberna
I got addicted to Year Zero and Monstrance Clock. I listen to them non-stop for hours
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06.05.2013 - 23:20
Rating: 8
parallax
I streamed this album for a couple hours the other day after my friend introduced me to them. Going to see them this weekend and hopefully pick up the album from them as well.
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08.05.2013 - 04:06
Mattybu
Written by Mattybu on 02.05.2013 at 03:54

I was listening to a couple tracks of this today on youtube and it would seem that after what is undoubtedly one of the greatest metal (if not music) albums of all time Ghost have sort of dropped the ball.


Disregard these previous retarded comments it's not Opus Eponymous level but this is a good album, best of 2013 for me by far as it stands.
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14.05.2013 - 16:03
Slayer666
And the Chorus of the Year Awards goes to.... Year Zero!
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15.05.2013 - 13:12
Rating: 7
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Written by Slayer666 on 14.05.2013 at 16:03

And the Chorus of the Year Awards goes to.... Year Zero!


Think I agree with you on that score.
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17.05.2013 - 20:09
RealEyes
This album is not as good as the first, but still a very good album.
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17.05.2013 - 20:14
Rating: 9
Angry Chair
First couple of listens I was disappointed but it has grown on me now so I like it.
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"Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest."
- Denis Diderot
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03.07.2013 - 22:20
Rating: 7
Mephistopholes1
Shawb
Definitely a step backwards compared to their debut album, although "Year Zero" by itself carries the album into the "ok" category.
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11.09.2013 - 20:09
Rating: 8
(o> . <o> )
Solid album . But the previous one was better. I think they just wanted to do something different this time.
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15.02.2014 - 18:28
Rating: 6
In Bone Factory
Boring
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14.06.2015 - 19:55
Vombatus
Potorro
I always thought Year Zero and Monstrance Clock were the only worthy tracks, but I've been spinning this non stop during the last few days and totally changed my opinion. 3 first tracks are still kinda filler but the rest is so much fun Pretty much the opposite experience as with Opus Eponymous.
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28.07.2015 - 20:23
Rating: 7
musicalkaratekid
I prefer to this the band's debut, in my opinion the musicianship and vocal delivery are more adventurous, though it's still not brilliant in general. Some songs I can't really take seriously ("Body and Blood" and "Idolatrine" are too cheesy for me to like in the long run), but there are others where I have been impressed time and again-namely "Secular Haze" and "Ghuleh/The Zombie Queen". Makes me wonder what the upcoming album released this year will be like.
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29.07.2015 - 15:25
Rating: 7
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Written by musicalkaratekid on 28.07.2015 at 20:23

I prefer to this the band's debut, in my opinion the musicianship and vocal delivery are more adventurous, though it's still not brilliant in general. Some songs I can't really take seriously ("Body and Blood" and "Idolatrine" are too cheesy for me to like in the long run), but there are others where I have been impressed time and again-namely "Secular Haze" and "Ghuleh/The Zombie Queen". Makes me wonder what the upcoming album released this year will be like.


Agree with you entirely.
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06.09.2016 - 01:34
Rating: 6
DeathMetal
One boring album.
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08.10.2016 - 21:12
!J.O.O.E.!
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Why isn't this album full of Year Zeros? Best Ghost song for sure. How do they write that so well and 9 other turkeys.
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09.10.2016 - 04:50
3rdWorld
China was a neat
Maybe they wanted to write 10 turkeys and failed. Anyway it was good song but nothing on the level of snazzy coolness of Meliora. The individual artworks for the tracks are cool though. Especially these.


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01.11.2016 - 18:28
Rating: 8
Jaeryd
Nihil's Maw
I enjoy the songwriting on this album slightly better than the songwriting on their debut album, but damn the sound is weak in this one. If they had kept the heavier sound of their first one, this might be much better.

Year Zero is awesome though... without Year Zero this album would merely be good, but that song is so cool that it pushes the whole thing into being pretty great.
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