Songs You May Have Missed #708

Ghost: “Life Eternal” (2018)

Sweden’s Ghost inhabit–haunt, really–a world of their own on the musical landscape. Inspired by Alice Cooper’s sense of the theatrical, Opeth’s dark vibe, Dio and BOC’s riffs, and ABBA’s songwriting, Ghost create their own uniquely creepy stew of something I want to call Halloween Rock.

The final track of 2018’s Prequelle LP is a ballad, and stands alone as such, even if a listen to what precedes it–a bombastic metal conceptual album revolving around Europe’s black plague–lends it some dark undertones.

The bell tolls and pipe organ don’t hurt, either.

Ghost’s best work is dark, twisted and creepy. But also beautiful, inspired and thrilling.

See also: https://edcyphers.com/2019/11/23/songs-you-may-have-missed-644/

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