Album 0049: Ghost B.C. – Opus Eponymous

Release Date: 2010
Genre: Metal

Tracklisting:

1. Deus Culpa (01:34)
2. Con Clavi Con Dio (03:34)
3. Ritual (04:29)
4. Elizabeth (04:01)
5. Stand By Him (03:56)
6. Satan Prayer (04:38)
7. Death Knell (04:37)
8. Prime Mover (03:53)
9. Genesis (04:03)
10. Here Comes The Sun (03:25)

Total Length: 38:09

Deus Culpa is just an intro performed solely by an organ, which sets the mood of the album well. Con Clavi Con Dio is the perfect starting song, showcasing the band’s style and lyrical mood. Ritual is just dripping with atmosphere and the riffs and lyrics and everything is so good. The chorus has to easily be one of my most favorite ever. Elizabeth is just a creepy as hell song and I love it. I literally can’t stop myself from singing along with this entire song, it’s unbelievably good.

Stand By Him has a fantastic rhythm to it, and I just love the images the lyrics evoke. The chorus honestly feels out of place, it’s so poppy but it works so well. Satan Prayer once again has a great chorus. The song itself may not be up to the levels of the past few songs, but man is it still great. Death Knell is pretty chill and keeps pace with other tracks.

Prime Mover starts off with a cool-as-hell intro, and is awesome the whole way through. The ending of the song leads directly into Genesis, which actually uses keyboard effects that seem out of place and fitting at the same time. The song is just a cool instrumental to (mostly) cap off the album. It also is the only time the band uses acoustic guitars on the album. The bonus track is a cover of The Beatles’ Here Comes The Sun. Of course, they make it entirely their own. While the original song was upbeat at a good pace, Ghost really slows the pace and turns the song into a much creepier version of itself. Not my favorite track on here, but still very cool.

While I could find criticisms of this album, it’s not worth it. I love the hell out of this album and every time I listen to it feels shorter. It leaves me wanting more, which is pretty perfect I guess. The best thing about this album though is the atmosphere, the mood and everything related to it is portrayed perfectly through the production.

Final Rating: 10/10

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