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Ghost - If You Have Ghost EP

Ghost - If You Have Ghost EP

Label : Spinefarm | Archive under doom metal

Release type: 12"

MoL : After the release of their debut 'Opus Eponymous' Ghost’s career took off very fast. The band quickly gained much popularity and released their second album 'Infestissumam’ earlier this year. With the EP 'If You Have Ghost' it is time for the encore. In the cover of The Beatles' 'Here Comes The Sun’ it was already heard how the Swedes treat their influences. This EP contains four covers, namely 'If You Have Ghosts’ originally by Roky Erickson, 'I'm A Marionette' originally by ABBA, 'Crucified' originally by Army Of Lovers and 'Waiting For The Night' originally by Depeche Mode. The EP is completed with a live version of their own ‘Secular Haze'. At least they are all interesting choices by the Ghouls, but given the large dose of influences from pop music in their own work, the choices are not that weird. In addition, the numbers textually fit Ghost perfectly, even the song of ABBA with a little imagination. The band handles the covers according to their fixed recipe, so the songs are given the sound that they create with their own songs. They let the songs sound darker by using minor tones with the instruments as well as with Papa Emeritus II’s singing. Is that all it has to, then? Yes, in fact it is. And is this an interesting EP? No, not really. Although the quality of the songs is excellent and the production by Dave Grohl is unquestionable, the EP is only the hassle of buying it if you want everything that is released by Ghost. But, you can also listen to the EP right here and judge for yourself whether you think it is worth your hard-earned cash.

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