I have been listening ot the band Ghost, lately. I had heard of them when they broke on the scene in 2010. I thought they were a black metal band from Sweden. As time whent on, I started listening to them more and more. While their lyrics are all Satan stuff, in reality, they are protesting religion in general. The music though, is written with many hooks to get you to keep coming back. It is not all dropped-tuned guitar and growling. They are many fine pieces that border on Prog and heavy rock. But those hooks. Very talented and tight group. Of course these guys have played together in other bands in the past (and no, I will not go into who I think they are, or discuss why they shield themselves, etc). Their live shows are to be considered theatric. They have gone through 3 incarnations of frontman, Papa Emeritus. (Same guy, different costumes/makeup/mask). They never disappoint. All I can say is that I really enjoy their music. Some of my favs:

  • Ritual (first album)
  • Year Zero (second album)
  • Secular Haze (second album)
  • Most of the third album
  • and from their Popestar EP:

  • Bible
  • Square Hammer