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SteelErectedb4you8er
April 10th 2013


2616 Comments


I have loved them since I first I heard Ritual on youtube before the album came out. I didn't even know what they looked like, I just dug their harmonies, guitar work, use of the organ, and song craft.

If anything I think this album proved them more worthy of song craft, melodies, and use of their instruments, as well as his voice. The "gimmick" schtick should be dropped, but I know it won't go away.

I think these guys are capable of fantastic music in multiple facets, but people can't get passed the gimmick or rely on the gimmick too much rather than actual music.

I see this record getting better with each listen.

icatchthirtythree
April 10th 2013


319 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

agreed ^

SitarHero
April 10th 2013


4672 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

But the gimmick is two-fold. Both the throwback sound AND the satanic imagery are gimmicks. If they drop the satanism they turn into Wolfmother or Heritage-era Opeth completely, and I'm not sure anyone wants that. The only way I see the band evolving while remaining novel is if they start incorporating Satanic AOR or Hair Metal in their next release. THAT I'd certainly listen to.

SteelErectedb4you8er
April 10th 2013


2616 Comments


I think it is important that bands are doing the throw back thing. What do you think Stoner Rock was in the 90s? Stoner Rock was an homage to bands like Sir Lord Baltimore, Pentagram, Blue Cheer, Dust, Leafhound, and such. And you know what that did, it brought awareness that holy shit, there was some killer obscure bands that went unnoticed in the 60s and 70s among the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelins, and such. And with it getting popular, it is just making more awareness that these influences will maybe have listeners going back and listening to old records. Ghost isn't just copying a sound, they have their own sound. However, maybe people will go back and listen to bands like Blue Oyster Cult, Mercyful Fate, Abba, Black Widow, Fleetwood Mac, etc, etc, etc because they have some similar tendencies. it is raising awareness for a new generation, as well as inspiring people.

snewso
April 10th 2013


107 Comments


devil's blood does it better.

SitarHero
April 10th 2013


4672 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

But the time for this sound has come and gone. The album works as entertainment, and by being anachronistic without being plagiaristic, but not as an artistic statement. That's why it is ultimately disposable.

Tyrael
April 10th 2013


20866 Comments


Me too

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Pho3nix
April 10th 2013


46 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Much more refined than their debut... I like this one better.

Vakarian12
April 10th 2013


3817 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

neeeed this

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BlackLlama
April 10th 2013


1666 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

devil's blood does it better.

Did it better you mean. They are broken up now. And while Come, Reap was a great EP. This > The Thousandfold Epicentre

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thumbcrusher
April 10th 2013


3592 Comments


were outstanding when i saw them live a couple of weeks ago, heard the singles need to check the rest asap

SteelErectedb4you8er
April 10th 2013


2616 Comments


"But the time for this sound has come and gone." What Ghost have done on this record, no band has done in these aspects completely. There are elements on this album that are completely fresh. And to add, doom has been a genre since 1980s, stoner rock has been a genre since 1990s. The retro scene started in the early 2000s and just got popular recently. The bands that play this music from the heart don't give a shit about trends and what have yous. Of course, hipsters and others will move on to the next thing. They play the music because they like the music. Maybe not for these guys, but it may have come and gone in your eyes, but the music has been around forever and will always be around.

Sempiternal1998
April 10th 2013


138 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I've never heard these guys' music. Is it worth it? Should I start from this album?

conesmoke
April 10th 2013


5206 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

why not. Just listened to it. Very fun. Tracks 2,5,6 and 10 are really great.

"Come together, together as a one. Come together for Lucifer's son"

Sempiternal1998
April 10th 2013


138 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Listening to it right now, and DAMN. I'm on track 5 now, and the album's awesome so far.

SitarHero
April 10th 2013


4672 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"The retro scene started in the early 2000s and just got popular recently."

Not really. There is no single retro scene because retro bands don't all hark back to the same era. 90's power-pop was a retro scene. So was the early 2000's classic rock revival. Sure, people have always listened to those kinds of music and Ghost certainly have an original take on the subject matter, but the fact remains that almost everything that could have been with the genre has been done.

I believe that rock music as an art is supposed to be forward-looking and that looking back at the sixties and seventies and claiming that rock music peaked then and it's been all downhill since then is bullshit. Musicians are supposed to innovate and find new sounds. I love The Beatles and I love Tool. But I am not looking for the next Beatles or the next Tool. I am looking for the next band that stands on the shoulders of those giants and takes music forward. If that makes me a hipster then so be it.

Sempiternal1998
April 10th 2013


138 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"Year Zero", "Secular Haze", "Ghuleh" and "Body In Blood" rule so hard.

Vakarian12
April 10th 2013


3817 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

only heard Year Zero and my god is was fantastic.

Sempiternal1998
April 10th 2013


138 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Fucking loved this.

Tw1ster
April 10th 2013


116 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Seeing people crying that it's not Opus II. I say it's better.



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