In just over a month, Ghost's second full length album, Infestissumam will be turning 3 years old. We're still fairly new to Ghost, and actually only began hearing about Ghost late 2015, so it feels brand new to us, when it is not. It came out on April 10, 2013 and the name is used by the band as "most hositle", or "the biggest threat", and is thought to be a feminine phrase.
Regardless of the name however, its clearly very well loved. The album hit number one in the US and Sweden, five in Finland, number 8 in Norway, and did fairly well in other countries as well. To top that, this album won a Grammi Award in Sweden in 2014! That alone should impress you.
If it doesn't though, how about we talk about the lyrical content? Through out the album, there's a lot of talk about omnipresent beings, Satan, and generally questioning religion.
It also does this partly in Latin for some tracks, such as the opening two, "Infestissumam", and "Per Aspera Ad Inferni."
A track I particularly really liked was, "Per Aspera Ad Inferni." The phrase, while not quite grammatically correct means, "Through hardships into hell." Its said several times through out the song, along with "All your dreams will come true." The way I took it was that you can't get the good without the bad, and that's something I enjoyed. Whether that was the intended meaning or not, I'm not sure, but none the less, it sounded good.
Over all, Ghost isn't exactly my cup of tea. I do appreciate their creativity and respect their differences but they're not something I would find myself singing along to absent mindedly or anything. That being said, I completely see their appeal. They're unique in every way, and that alone is something to admire. So, because of that, I do think this album is worth checking out. You never know, you may just love it.
You can check out this Grammy Award winning band on tour next month starting on April 13. The tour goes through May 22, which is actually the Rock N' Derby. During this tour they will be performing at many different festivals, which include the 98 Rockfest, Fort Rock, Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, 98.9 The Rock's Rockfest, Northern Invasion, Rock On The Range and Rock N' Derby. After all of that concludes, they will be doing a tour all around Europe, and will be performing in even more festivals as well. For further information, please visit Ghost's official website.
All reviews have the date they were written, the album title, and the band's name, with the exception of Life Starts Now by Three Days Grace and Dear Agony by Breaking Benjamin. Those dates were guessed at, as they were written well before the website began.