Ghost Fans: Please School Me!

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  1. Adrian R

    Adrian R Well-Known Member

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    I've only somewhat recently discovered this Swedish band, and what I have heard thus far I really like. Can someone who is familiar with the band recommend a first album to buy?

    Thankx!
     
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    -check out you-tube, "square hammer"is pretty much them at there best.

    -ive been really liking the new MASTADON & the new METALICA hasnt left my CD player in weeks!!!
     
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    Have not checked out the Mastadon, but yeah, the new Metallica...really cool...production is superb...way better the DMag...
     
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    Actually, I think Square Hammer and the Popestar stuff at this point is far from Ghost's best.

    Check out the Melioria album. Fucking incredible. If you dig it, check out their earlier works and you'll love it all.

    Great unique sound and highly underrated band. Put aside the campy satanism and just appreciate the great music they make. The lead singer will have you rolling laughing, but it's really great music.

    If You Have Ghosts has some great tracks and a killer ABBA cover.

    I'm going to see them in June, pretty pumped about it.
     
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    Checked out a couple tunes...sounds good, but man, TO ME they sound in a sense like a lesser Symphony-X...but that was only listening to a couple tunes. The square hammer thing is an ep my old lady bought... listened to that over the weekend... 'take me eternally, forever yours nocturnally...lol.. I hear ya...cool Halloween music, but as you mentioned great arrangements..chord progressions, good musicianship...all good...
     
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    Ghost is basically Mercyful Fate with pop vocals....
     
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    Better ghost Metal.

     
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    Just added this to my collection today.

    As far as the music I like Meliora a lot as a whole. The earlier albums have some good stuff and some I don't care for. The Popestar EP is also pretty good. "Square Hammer" is an addictive song.

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    Nice... Where'd you get that from?

    I've got the cheap silicone mask they were selling at the show last month.
     
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    I bought it on Ebay. Trick or Treat Studios makes them for $59 plus shipping which is usually around $25 due to the packaging to keep it safe. It's cast resin just like the real deal.

    I wanted one for Halloween last year and by then supply/demand had them going for close to $200. I planned ahead this year and got it early.
     
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    They keep changing singers... They're already on their 3rd..
     
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    LOL. And Papa 4 will be here soon.
     

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