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Release date: 16 April 2013
Style: Heavy metal, Psychedelic rock

Rating:

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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]

Review
Lyrics (12)


Line-up
Papa Emeritus II - vocals
David Silverman - organ
Nameless Ghoul (V) - keyboards
Nameless Ghoul (II) - guitars
Nameless Ghoul (I) - guitars
Nameless Ghoul (IV) - drums
Nameless Ghoul (III) - bass

Guest musicians
David Eric "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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GoldenGod2112 - 15.12.2012 at 20:04  
  So excited! Ghost ftw. \m/
Ruin - 16.12.2012 at 12:42  
Rating: 8 That was Go0od, It will be good, too !
king_matt - 22.01.2013 at 23:06  
  Can't wait
Jtbmetal123 - 23.01.2013 at 18:20  
  Im really pumped up for this one.
HaaskAksaaH - 09.04.2013 at 00:38  
Rating: 10 My rate? 10 songs. each 10/10. so the result 10 out of fucking 10. It's a solid one...

Hail to PAPA and GHOULS! \m/
Ozman - 09.04.2013 at 12:48  
Rating: 6 Extremely safe and even very bland album.
Alex Fenger - 09.04.2013 at 14:42  
Rating: 4
Written by Ozman on 09.04.2013 at 12:48

Extremely safe and even very bland album.

Agreed. A massive disappointment given all of the potential we could see in Opus Eponymous. Probably around a 5/10 from me.
Unhealer - 09.04.2013 at 18:41  
Rating: 7 I don't think it's safe at all, this has more personality than the debut which sounded like a tribute to BOC and such. Too bad there are couple of songs of questionable quality.

BTW, isn't MS based in Estonia? Why change the band's name and mention the release date for the US?
Mr. Doctor - 09.04.2013 at 20:38  
 
Written by Unhealer on 09.04.2013 at 18:41
BTW, isn't MS based in Estonia? Why change the band's name and mention the release date for the US?

I do not get this question at all. Only thing I can say is that the band had to change their name for legal reasons... What does it have to do with MS?
Unhealer - 09.04.2013 at 21:36  
Rating: 7
Written by Mr. Doctor on 09.04.2013 at 20:38

Written by Unhealer on 09.04.2013 at 18:41
BTW, isn't MS based in Estonia? Why change the band's name and mention the release date for the US?

I do not get this question at all. Only thing I can say is that the band had to change their name for legal reasons... What does it have to do with MS?


I mean, they had to change their name in the US only as far as I know. So, with MS being based in an European country, why don't take advantage of not adding the ridiculous B.C to the name and why list the delayed release date in US (because of the "controversial" artwork)?
Mr. Doctor - 09.04.2013 at 22:12  
 
Written by Unhealer on 09.04.2013 at 21:36
I mean, they had to change their name in the US only as far as I know. So, with MS being based in an European country, why don't take advantage of not adding the ridiculous B.C to the name

Until I'm proven wrong... I really don't think that's how the whole name-change issue works tbh. I'll look into it.
Dylan - 10.04.2013 at 10:20  
  It's a good album, there's a a couple of tracks that were average, but it's good overall. Year Zero is my personal favourite track off the album.

Unfortunately doesn't live up to the debut.
Vombatus - 10.04.2013 at 18:15  
  Totally not worth it's predecessor. Some very fine tunes (like Year Zero) but too much mediocreness, sometimes with a really mixed bag (like the chorus of Ghuleh/ZombieQueen is great, yet the rest of the song is downright boring).

Fact that Opus played alot on the hype/novelty that Infestissumam no longer has may have affect it aswell.

Meh.
!J.O.O.E.! - 10.04.2013 at 18:21  
Rating: 6 I was hoping this would have more Year Zero-esque tracks but going by the comments it's not looking that way.
JamesWolfe - 11.04.2013 at 11:43  
  Not a bad Sophmore effort. The flow of the album has a good continuity, and the mix flows from song to song. Monstrance Clock completes it well, and Year Zero is for my mileage the highlight of Infetissum. This recording has a greater pop sound than Opus, but the core of the songwriting and themes stay intact for the band. While most Metal fans were expecting a harder vibe in the second offering from the band, it's refreshing to note good musicianship and songwriting don't always have to take a back seat to power chords and blastbeat drums. There is plenty of room in Metal for every kind of musical interpretation. Why not have an LSD soaked Beatles meets Kenneth Anger trip to the gates of Hell? Is there space for growth? Absolutely! However, as a fan, it's a part of the experience to watch awesome potential blossom to a kinetic force that makes the masses fly the Horns in appreciation. Many years of great music from Papa and the Ghouls!
R'Vannith - 11.04.2013 at 17:19  
Rating: 8 Is it just me or has a certain band been listening to a lot of ABBA? And I'm not just talking about the "I'm A Marrionette" cover.
M C Vice - 12.04.2013 at 11:55  
Rating: 7 Are they "BC" in Europe as well? (the name change was originally just for US) And why is the release date the 16th when it's already out?
Ace Frawley - 12.04.2013 at 13:05  
Rating: 7
Written by M C Vice on 12.04.2013 at 11:55

Are they "BC" in Europe as well? (the name change was originally just for US) And why is the release date the 16th when it's already out?


I think they are probably BC everywhere, otherwise it probably just gets confusing being different names in different places in this globalised economy. I still think the official release date is April 16 - it was streamed online recently, which is why people have already heard it.
M C Vice - 12.04.2013 at 13:11  
Rating: 7
Written by Ace Frawley on 12.04.2013 at 13:05

Written by M C Vice on 12.04.2013 at 11:55

And why is the release date the 16th when it's already out?


I still think the official release date is April 16 - it was streamed online recently, which is why people have already heard it.

It's in the shops here. I've got the cd I front of me - complete with the cd artwork too "risqué" for the yanks. Haven't listened yet, though.
theFIST - 12.04.2013 at 13:49  
 
Written by Ace Frawley on 12.04.2013 at 13:05

Written by M C Vice on 12.04.2013 at 11:55

Are they "BC" in Europe as well? (the name change was originally just for US) And why is the release date the 16th when it's already out?

I think they are probably BC everywhere, otherwise it probably just gets confusing being different names in different places in this globalised economy.

although that might be an interesting marketing strategy....
different band names at different locations could get them articles about that at various sites and lots of people mentioning the band with the name confusion
maybe they should get a name each for every continent they distribute their stuff to....
Unhealer - 12.04.2013 at 20:55  
Rating: 7
Written by M C Vice on 12.04.2013 at 11:55

Are they "BC" in Europe as well? (the name change was originally just for US) And why is the release date the 16th when it's already out?


Yeah, I asked the same thing. I read an interview with a nameless ghoul yesterday confirming it, and saying that they will never call themselves "Ghost B.C" and are still trying to get that B.C removed from the US.
BTW, I also thought what if the delay on the US is just to re-print the cover artwork with the "B.C" on it, and the controversial artwork thing was just a marketing move? Does your cd have the B.C printed?
M C Vice - 13.04.2013 at 02:27  
Rating: 7
Written by Unhealer on 12.04.2013 at 20:55

Written by M C Vice on 12.04.2013 at 11:55

Are they "BC" in Europe as well? (the name change was originally just for US) And why is the release date the 16th when it's already out?


Yeah, I asked the same thing. I read an interview with a nameless ghoul yesterday confirming it, and saying that they will never call themselves "Ghost B.C" and are still trying to get that B.C removed from the US.
BTW, I also thought what if the delay on the US is just to re-print the cover artwork with the "B.C" on it, and the controversial artwork thing was just a marketing move? Does your cd have the B.C printed?

There's no name or title at all on the cd itself, but the cover and side both say B.C.
!J.O.O.E.! - 14.04.2013 at 14:33  
Rating: 6 Yes, quite the boring album really. Jigolo Har Megiddo and Year Zero are probably the only decent tracks here.
M C Vice - 16.04.2013 at 11:00  
Rating: 7 Surprised by the rating (8.9). Half the votes are 10s.
MarioCalnSnchez - 16.04.2013 at 12:22  
Rating: 10 Perfect album, better than the last one
Ruin - 16.04.2013 at 13:45  
Rating: 8
Written by MarioCalnSnchez on 16.04.2013 at 12:22

Perfect album, better than the last one

I don't think so bro, it's heavier than previous and still is good, but last album was more beautiful and light and stick better in my mind.
MarioCalnSnchez - 16.04.2013 at 14:05  
Rating: 10
Written by Ruin on 16.04.2013 at 13:45

Written by MarioCalnSnchez on 16.04.2013 at 12:22

Perfect album, better than the last one

I don't think so bro, it's heavier than previous and still is good, but last album was more beautiful and light and stick better in my mind.

I really think the opposite. I think this is not so heavier than the old one, but it has an evil atmosphera that makes me crazy. But I agree with you, this is more "beautiful".
MetrockickA - 16.04.2013 at 22:36  
Rating: 8 Not kind of heavy i was waiting for,but still there are a lot of good melodies and epic riff in it.tracks like year zero,monstrance clock ,ghuleh/zombie queen and idolatrine are very good .
i think a fresh blood is going to flow through HEAVY METAL vessels because of them, IF they make their songs and riffs heavier and louder and specially,their vocal sing some more aggressive shit . i'm gonna give them 8 from 10 good one.
Jaeryd - 17.04.2013 at 09:30  
  Some interesting info about the name change: apparently B.C. stands for "bullcrap" as Ghost hates the addition to the name. Also, this article points out a cool factoid about the album art.

http://www.metalsucks.net/2013/04/11/ghost-bc-bullcrap/
moe5512 - 17.04.2013 at 21:55  
Rating: 9 Great album, maybe not as "black" as the debut but still as great

edit: I'm suprised to see that people don't understand that the happier a Ghost song sounds, the more evil it is
Draugen - 20.04.2013 at 14:26  
Rating: 6
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".
moe5512 - 20.04.2013 at 14:48  
Rating: 9
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
!J.O.O.E.! - 20.04.2013 at 14:52  
Rating: 6
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.
MetrockickA - 20.04.2013 at 18:01  
Rating: 8
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"?!
Ace Frawley - 23.04.2013 at 13:51  
Rating: 7 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".
Ace Frawley - 24.04.2013 at 14:01  
Rating: 7 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.
Ozman - 24.04.2013 at 14:03  
Rating: 6
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.
Ace Frawley - 24.04.2013 at 14:04  
Rating: 7
Written by Ozman 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.
SBGMetal - 28.04.2013 at 23:40  
Rating: 7 I knew ppl would have this reaction... personally i think its better but then again both albums are average to me
SBGMetal - 28.04.2013 at 23:43  
Rating: 7
Written by Ozman 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??
Unhealer - 29.04.2013 at 06:33  
Rating: 7
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.
Mattybu - 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.

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.
Ace Frawley - 05.05.2013 at 18:25  
Rating: 7 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.
AtrumHiberna - 06.05.2013 at 03:05  
Rating: 9 I got addicted to Year Zero and Monstrance Clock. I listen to them non-stop for hours
parallax - 06.05.2013 at 23:20  
Rating: 8 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.
Mattybu - 08.05.2013 at 04:06  
 
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.
Slayer666 - 14.05.2013 at 16:03  
  And the Chorus of the Year Awards goes to.... Year Zero!
Ace Frawley - 15.05.2013 at 13:12  
Rating: 7
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.
RealEyes - 17.05.2013 at 20:09  
  This album is not as good as the first, but still a very good album.
Angry Chair - 17.05.2013 at 20:14  
Rating: 9 First couple of listens I was disappointed but it has grown on me now so I like it.

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