Ghost: the best band a metal fan hasn't heard of
Well, I have been a metal fan for a long time and I had never heard of them. To be fair I live in South-East Asia and we don't exactly find out about metal acts until much later.... anyway.....
A friend of mine; nay, a great friend of mine, suggested I listen to Ghost about 2 years ago and I have to admit that I downloaded the album and didn't pay it much mind.
I skipped through the songs and barely listened to them before dismissing them. I kind of put it on the back-burner of my musical to-do list and would usually skip the songs when they came on. Then something magical happened.....
I was jogging outdoors and the skip button on my Bluetooth headphones stopped working and I wasn't going to stop running in order to sort it out because I live in Thailand and it is a million degrees pretty much all the time; pausing in your run in the end of your run.
The song it was stuck on was called “Square Hammer” and it is absolutely epic.
This one song encouraged me to look into ghost a bit more and if you end up feeling like this song is something you like I strongly encourage you to look next at “Cirice,” then “Rats,” (their newest song / video,) the perhaps to delve into the history of the band look at “Monstrance Clock.”
They are melodic metal, which appeals to me. I initially ignored them because I like my music a bit harder than they originally presented to me. However, not everything can be Dimmu Borgir (which is also amazing, if you think like I do.)
Their new album drops on June 1st and to be honest I haven't been so enthusiastic about a release date in as long as I can remember.