GHOST – Prequelle

It is difficult to believe that we only four albums into their career. It feels strange as so much has been written on this Swedish heavy metal band that their tenure in the world of heavy metal seems like it should be longer. With so many fans, detractors, press coverage, marketing schemes, and new converts, Ghost should be at least 20 years old. It certainly feels that long.

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Hollywood Metal Staff – 2015 Album of the Year Selections

Every year the staff at Hollywood Metal puts forth their selections and runners-up for album of the year. They are as follows: . . . . . . . Kaptain Carbon Runners up: SULPHER AEON – Gateway to the Antisphere BLIND GUARDIAN – Beyond the Red Mirror LEVIATHAN – Scar Sighted GHOST – Meliora Luke Maudsley Runners up: AMIENSUS – Ascension BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH – Architects of the Void NHOR – Momenta Quintae Essentiae Brendan Biryla Runners Up: AMORPHIS – Under the Red Cloud BLIND GUARDIAN – Beyond the Red…

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GHOST – Meliora

Ghost return to their fans having dropped the B.C. that accompanied them through their last release, the controversial and softer “Infestissumam”, and with it have hardened up a little. Not so much as to be unrecognizable, but perhaps (they hope) enough to placate those bored by their last offering. Personally I didn’t find it all that engaging. It was missing the solid musicianship of their debut album, though the theatrics were as commanding as ever. Exactly what you’d expect from a band headed by an evil pope and backed up…

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