Monday, September 13, 2010

Ghost (Swe) - Elizabeth 7" + Demo 2010

Ghost are an exceptionally awesome, new band from Sweden, who play early 80's-styled heavy/doom metal. Though clearly inspired by the likes of Witchfinder General, Cirith Ungol, Cloven Hoof, Pentagram, Black Hole (Ita), etc., they infuse plenty of their own ideas and Satanic themes, creating their own sound that delves farther beyond the general confines that many of today's doom bands feel the need to stick to.

Under their belt thus far, they have a three-track demo, a 7" EP that came out on Iron Pegasus back in June, and a full-length due in October, which is to be released on Rise Above Rec. Needless to say, it's going to be mindblowingly great, as the Elizabeth 7" is honestly one of the most interesting metal recordings I've ever heard. And the demo, though lacking a bit of the atmosphere they achieved on the EP (which is understandable), is still an excellent offering of early 80's occult-themed, heavy doom metal! Seriously, if someone put on that demo for me and told me that it was some long-lost, obscure doom gem from 1982, I would have no second thoughts about it. It's amazing how sinister and menacing they manage to sound while retaining such a restrained vibe.

I have both the demo and 7" compressed in one folder. Keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming LP, Opus Eponymous, due out October 18th!! It's going to be a sizzler.


And how fucking great is this logo?! This band is PERFECT.

10 comments:

Hail said...

Incredible band, can't wait for the full length.

MAYHEMIC DESTRUCTOR said...

Hey, I got an error when opening the file.
Could you post the file again?

Adrian said...

The file has no extension when you download it, and it gives errors if you try to rename it to either .rar or .zip and then attempt to extract the files.

Achmetha said...

Guys, all you need to do is repair the archive in WinRAR.

Thank you so much for posting this, oh Lizards & Beans.

Adrian said...

Yup, if you rename to a zip, then rebuild the renamed file using winrar it works.

Thanks Achmetha.

Udols said...

I tryied to rename to a .zip, and then rebuild the renamed file using winrar and it did not work.

please, can you upload it again. I really want this album.

Paul B. Schofield said...

Still not working? Opens fine for me...

Hail said...

Yeah it opens just fine here.

Velkaarn said...

You were right, this is pretty damn good! I think I won't bother downloading the album, I'll buy it straight away.

Thanks!

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